Gujarat Lions are excited to roar again; they made a dream debut last season. The Lions have roped in former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif as new assistant coach.
Kaif has made to the national team on the strength of his performances at Under-19 level and also the captain of the World Cup-winning in 2000.
The 36-year-old Indian former cricketer is going to work with teams head coach Brad Hodge. Kaif is very excited about his new job and said to TOI that he would help his team a vast experience.
“I have played with top players like Shane Warne, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Mahela Jayawardene and Virat Kohli and I am sure I will be able to help my team with my experience.”
The Chhattisgarh cricket team batsman said that having a young batsman like Keshav Bansal was a significant advantage for Gujarat. Kaif said, “The presence of Keshav would make a lot of difference to the dressing room atmosphere.”
Bansal came with the statement about Kaif; he said Kaif’s training would boost the side to perform better than the previous year.
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“Kaif has played a key role in many Indian victories. He has captained a couple of domestic teams for long and also played in the IPL for different sides over the years. Out team will certainly benefit from his presence in the dressing room,” said Bansal.
He added saying that “This year we are hoping to better our performance and Kaif’s role would be important.”
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“We had a goal when we came in as a team for two years. We would love to continue our association with BCCI. We will take a call when the time is right.”