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Kaif played 125 ODIs and 13 Tests for India. © Getty
Mohammed Kaif, the former India batsman, has joined Delhi Daredevils as their assistant coach. The 37-year-old teams up with head coach Ricky Ponting and James Hopes in the Daredevils’ coaching set-up.
“Delhi Daredevils have roped in former Indian batsman Mohammad Kaif as their assistant coach for the upcoming Indian Premier League season,” the team announced.
This is Kaif’s second such appointment, having worked with Gujarat Lions as their assistant coach in 2017.
“I’m delighted to be part of the Delhi Daredevils and am looking forward to bringing together an exciting group of boys, who are going to make their franchise and country proud,” Kaif said. “With the management team’s support, I am sure we’ll help nurture many of the younger boys in the squad and make this team a force to be reckoned with in the IPL,” he added.
Delhi Daredevils’ Director Mustafa Ghouse said Kaif’s experience and leadership will hold the team in good stead ahead of the IPL next year.
“Kaif brings in huge amounts of experience and a keen understanding of the game to our backroom staff. He’s highly admired on the circuit and will be a natural mentor for the youngsters in the team,” Ghouse said.
“We are confident that his leadership and guidance will help the team tremendously in the new IPL season.”
DD will hope the appointment of Kaif helps the team turn around eleven years of disappointment in the IPL and end their trophy drought. In the latest edition, the Daredevils had ended the tournament in the last place with 10 points from 14 games.