Indian Premier League (IPL) has been the breeding ground for many domestic and international cricketers ever since it came into effect in 2008. Many young and talented cricketers have gone on to become a big name and have represented their national side as well.
As we look forward to the 14th season of the biggest carnival in franchise cricket across the globe, the tournament has gifted many tactical coaches, who have shined with their strategies and man-management. Meanwhile, there have been many cricketers who went to coach the teams they once played for in IPL.
Let us take a look at 5 such cricketers who coached the same team they once played for in IPL:
1. Brendon McCullum
The Kiwi legend Brendon McCullum had set the tone of the Indian Premier League with his blistering 158-run knock for Kolkata Knight Riders in the very first match of the tournament against Royal Challengers Bangalore way back in 2008. It was one hell of a knock which will forever remain in the hearts of the fans. In the coming years, McCullum had represented many other franchises as well in the tournament.
The star batsman went on to become the head coach of the Knight Riders ahead of 2020 IPL season. Although they didn’t had the desired results, but McCullum will hope to guide KKR to the title which he couldn’t manage to do as a player.