Even though the IPL-2023 is still six months away, it is safe to say that one of the most eagerly anticipated aspects of it will be watching the ‘domestic super coach’ Chandrakant Pandit lead the Kolkata Knight Riders as their new head coach.
The former stumper, famed for his no-nonsense, tough-as-nails style and six Ranji Trophy victories as a coach, faces a very different situation.
The “Alex Ferguson of Ranji Trophy,” as Dinesh Karthik dubbed him after he just assumed control of the Shah Rukh Khan-owned team, is undoubtedly prepared for what will be the biggest challenge of his coaching career to date.
I could tell I was pleased. It’s not a reward for what I have accomplished in domestic cricket, in my opinion. You constantly take advantage of opportunities when they present themselves. It was from KKR, one of the top IPL franchises, so it made me really thrilled. I was thrilled and eager to work with KKR because I knew so many of the guys there. Any coach who has the opportunity to work with a major organisation like KKR is quite thrilled. Knowing the team’s culture, obtaining comments, and working with the support personnel has me really enthusiastic.