Former India all-rounder and batting coach Sanjay Bangar, on Tuesday appointed as the head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The announcement was done by the IPL franchise on Twitter. Bangar will take over the role from Mike Hesson, who was given additional responsibility as head coach for the UAE leg of IPL 2021.
Speaking about his new role at RCB, Bangar, said:
“It’s an honor and great opportunity to serve such a great franchise in the capacity of Head Coach. I have worked with some exceptional and talented members in the squad and can’t wait to take this team to the next level. There’s a lot of work that needs to be done with the IPL Mega Auctions and the season following it, but I’m sure that together with the continued support of the management and the support staff, we can deliver the goods and bring cheer to our fans across the globe.
Meanwhile, Hesson congratulated Bangar and added that the former India batting coach was selected after a rigorous and extensive process.
“RCB has been committed to its philosophy of supporting and grooming talents from within the team and appointing Sanjay Bangar is the reflection of that belief. Sanjay Bangar has been part of our support staff as a batting consultant and brings a wealth of experience, both as a player and batting coach, having worked extensively with the Indian cricket team.
“Sanjay has been chosen to be the head coach following a rigorous and robust selection procedure. We are confident that he will be able to bring his experience to the fore and maximize the potential of the squad. I congratulate Sanjay on this appointment and wish him all the best as we embark on this new chapter,” he added.