Kolkata Knight Riders won the Indian premier league title twice in 2012 and 2014. Jacques Kallis and Simon Katich played a vital role in KKR’s win. Jacques Kallis started as a player in the KKR team after that he became head coach of the team and successfully led the team. Now Jacques Kallis and Simon Katich part ways with KKR after a long time. However, according to KKR CEO Venky Mysore, Kallis could remain a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders brand.
“Jacques Kallis has been an integral part of the KKR family and will always remain so,” Mysore said while announcing the changes. “We will be exploring ways of working with Jacques as we pursue our vision of establishing the Knight Riders brand as a global brand.”
“After nine fantastic years with KKR since 2011, as a player, mentor and Head Coach, it’s time to explore new opportunities. I would to like to thank the owners, management and fellow players for many happy memories, “Jacques Kallis said.
Kolkata Knight Riders won the Indian premier league trophy twice in the leadership of Gautam Gambhir. In the last two seasons, Dinesh Karthik led the team and he successfully qualified the KKR team in the playoffs of IPL 2018 but failed to qualify for play-offs in IPL 2019. Andre Russell was the alone fighter for Kolkata knight riders in the Indian premier league 2019. He played outstanding throughout the IPL 2019.
It will be interesting to see that KKR continue with Dinesh Karthik as a captain or will change the captain in the next season.
Knight Riders are yet to announce replacements for the two coaches.