IPL 2022: Sanjay Bangar replaces Simon Katich as Royal Challengers Bangalore coach, new captain yet to be named

IPL 2022: Sanjay Bangar replaces Simon Katich as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) coach, new captain yet to be named after Virat Kohli quit
IPL 2022: Sanjay Bangar replaces Simon Katich as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) coach, new captain yet to be named after Virat Kohli quit

IPL 2022 – RCB new coach Sanjay Bangar- Sanjay Bangar will become Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) new coach for the next two seasons including the upcoming IPL 2022 season. Bangar was earlier the batting coach of RCB for the last two years. However, the franchise is yet to name a new captain after Virat Kohli stepped down from captaincy after last season.

Director of Cricket, Mike Hesson was appointed as the interim head coach after Simon Katich quit ahead of IPL 2021 Phase 2 citing bio-bubble fatigue. However, RCB didn’t have a successful journey as they failed in the playoffs against KKR. Sanjay Bangar will now take over as the head coach full time while Hesson will retain the director of cricket title.

IPL 2022: Sanjay Bangar replaces Simon Katich as Royal Challengers Bangalore coach, new captain yet to be named

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“We have interviewed many guys and are please with the quality. But Sanjay was the standout candidate. He is highly respected as a coach. He is known as a batting coach but certainly has far more expertise than just that. We are very lucky to have Sanjay on board with us at the RCB and to be able to promote him as head coach,” Mike Hesson, RCB’s director of cricket, said in a video posted by RCB.

IPL 2022: Sanjay Bangar replaces Simon Katich as Royal Challengers Bangalore coach, new captain yet to be named

“Our work has already begun. We have all the coaches put their head together and have started working at the right earnest. I would like to assure that we will build a strong franchise. We are committed to achieving the long-cherished dream of winning an IPL title,” Sanjay Bangar said.

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Like all the franchises, RCB have already begun working towards finalising the players who will be retained ahead of the mega auction in January end. While Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are two of the players certain to be retained, the franchise is yet to announce the names. However, Virat Kohli has already said he will return in RCB jersey next year.

IPL 2022: Sanjay Bangar replaces Simon Katich as Royal Challengers Bangalore coach, new captain yet to be named

“I don’t see myself playing anywhere else. To me, loyalty matters more than other things that from a worldly point of view seem more important. This franchise has believed in me and as I said, my commitment is to this franchise till the last day that I play the IPL,” Kohli said.