Kolkata Knight Riders have been phenomenal in this edition of IPL. The new captain, young Indian middle order, Narine’s blitz are few of the positives they can take from the two matches they have played. Out of the box, Andre Russell returned to his form by a scintillating knock of 88* against CSK at Chepauk.
Meanwhile, to add positivity to the squad, the franchise roped in Abishek Nayar as their mentor. Abhishek Nayar, ex-Mumbai Indians player and a sports analyst for quite some time has been the personal mentor of Dinesh Karthik till date.
Karthik even thanked Abishek for shaping his hitting skills after Nidahas trophy success in the final against Bangladesh.
With his experience, it will interesting to see the youngsters’ uprising in the squad and the role he plays in grooming them into a matured batsman.
Venky Mysore, the CEO of Knight riders took his Twitter handle to make this announcement.
— Venky Mysore (@VenkyMysore) April 14, 2018
An ecstatic Abhishek replied to his tweet expressing his interest to join the squad soon.
Thank you everyone for your kind wishes and welcoming me with so much love…
— abhishek nayar (@abhisheknayar1) April 14, 2018
Abhishek Nayar had represented India in 3 ODI’s but he played a role as a key all-rounder in the IPL. He represented three franchises in the past including Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan and Mumbai. Abishek amassed over 650+ runs and 9 wickets before his last game at 2014.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 15, 2018
Thank you for the kind welcome.. https://t.co/w4ymgQHwzc
— abhishek nayar (@abhisheknayar1) April 15, 2018