Chandrakant Pandit's stocks continue to rise as the former Indian keeper has been appointed as the head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders after Brendon McCullum left his job to join England Test team as the head coach. Pandit, a celebrated coach on the Indian domestic circuit, recently helped Madhya Pradesh win the Ranji Trophy for the first time after a great stint with Vidarbha.
Making the announcement, Venky Mysore, CEO of KKR said, “We are very excited that Chandu is joining the Knight Riders family to lead us through the next phase of our journey. His deep commitment to what he does and his track record of success in domestic cricket, is there for everyone to see. We are looking forward to his partnership with our skipper Shreyas Iyer, which promises to be an exciting one.”
Pandit is known to be a hard taskmaster but his impeccable record in the doemstic cricket makes him a sought-after personality.
Accepting the new challenge, Chandrakant Pandit said, “It’s a great honour and privilege to be given this responsibility. I have heard from players and others who have been associated with the Knight Riders, about the family culture, as well as the tradition of success that has been created. I am excited about the quality of the support staff and the players who are part of the set up and I am looking forward to this opportunity with all humility and positive expectations.”