RCB appoint Sanjay Bangar as head coach for next two IPL seasons

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have appointed former India cricketer Sanjay Bangar as the head coach of the team for the next two Indian Premier League (IPL) seasons. He was part of the coaching staff last season as batting coach and has been promoted now to the top post. Simon Katich was the head coach when the season started earlier this year in April, however, in the second leg Mike Hesson took over partly with Katich stepping down.

Meanwhile, Hesson continues to be the Director of Cricket Operations at the RCB and he announced the decision of appointed Bangar as the head coach of the team. Bangar will now have a new captain to work with as Virat Kohli stepped down as the leader of the pack at the end of the IPL 2021. Though various reports have been emerging, RCB is expected to find their new captain in the upcoming mega auction.

“We have appointed Sanjay Bangar as head coach of RCB for the next two years. Sanjay is highly respected as a coach, primarily known as batting coach but certainly has far more expertise than just that. We are certainly lucky to have Sanjay onboard with us at RCB and to be able to promote him to head coach, we are delighted with that appointment,” Hesson said in a video released by RCB on its Twitter handle.

Sanjay Bangar thanks RCB management for the opportunity

The newly appointed head coach Sanjay Bangar also expressed his gratitude towards the franchise for showing faith in him for the top job. He informed that they have already started to strategize for the auction and even the scouting teams, along with the coaches, have come together to decide on which players they should pick for the next season.

“I would like to thank RCB management and the entire structure at RCB for reposing faith in me and giving me an opportunity in the position of a head coach. Our work has already begun in terms of our auction strategy and retentions and all of that. I would like to assure each one of the RCB fans that we are committed to build a strong franchise and we are committed to achieve the long cherished dream of RCB to win an IPL Championship,” he said.