Bengaluru: Indian Premier League side Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday elevated its batting consultant Sanjay Bangar to the post of head coach for the next two years.
Bangar, who was appointed as the side’s batting consultant in February, will be taking over the reins from Mike Hesson.
Hesson, who remains with the team in his existing role as Director of Cricket Operations, had donned the additional hat of head coach for the second leg of the IPL in UAE after Australian Simon Katich stepped down due to personal reasons.
We have appointed Sanjay Bangar as head coach of the RCB for next two years, Hesson said in video posted by RCB’s official Twitter handle. Sanjay is highly respected as a coach, primarily as a batting coach but he certainly has far more expertise than just that, Hesson added.
Bangar comes with vast experience having served as the batting coach of the Indian men’s senior team for five years from 2014 when Ravi Shastri took over as team director. He continued in the role till the 2019 World Cup before being replaced by Vikram Rathour.
Speaking about his new role at RCB, Bangar said, 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.