‘Iska bhi career bigaad denge’ – Fans react as Royal Challengers Bangalore appoint Andy Flower as head coach

RCB appoint Andy Flower as head coach
RCB appoint Andy Flower as head coach (Source: Twitter)

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had earlier confirmed the departures of their head coach, Sanjay Bangar, and the Director of Cricket Operations Mike Hesson. The franchise announced in a tweet – โ€œWe thank ๐Œ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐‡๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง and ๐’๐š๐ง๐ฃ๐š๐ฒ ๐๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐ซ for their commendable work during the stints as ๐——๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ข๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ and ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต of RCB. Their professionalism and work ethics have always been held in high regard. A number of youngsters were given a platform to learn and succeed in the last four years. ๐‘จ๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’Ž ๐’†๐’๐’…๐’”, ๐’˜๐’† ๐’˜๐’Š๐’”๐’‰ ๐‘ด๐’Š๐’Œ๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’๐’‹๐’‚๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’Š๐’ ๐’๐’Š๐’‡๐’†. #PlayBold #เฒจเฒฎเณเฒฎRCB @hesson_mike @imsanjaybangarโ€.

In the recent update, the franchise announced former LSG head coach Andy Flower as their head coach for the next season. The official Twitter handle of RCB tweeted,ย โ€œWe are beyond thrilled to welcome ๐—œ๐—–๐—– ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ and ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ-๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—–๐˜‚๐—ฝ winning coach ๐€๐ง๐๐ฒ ๐…๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ as the ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต of RCB Menโ€™s team. Andyโ€™s experience of coaching IPL & T20 teams around the world, and leading his teams to titles at the PSL, ILT20, The Hundred, and Abu Dhabi T10 will help in developing a championship-winning mindset and take RCBโ€™s #PlayBold philosophy forward. #เฒจเฒฎเณเฒฎRCB.โ€

โ€˜I’m particularly excited to be reunited with Fafโ€™ โ€“ Andy Flower

Flower, 55, stated in an official statement through RCB that he acknowledges the contributions of Bangar and Hesson in the franchise and expressed his excitement about being reunited with skipper Faf du Plessis. Notably, the two worked together from their days in the Caribbean Premier League as part of the St. Lucia Kings.

“I recognise the work put in by Mike Hesson and Sanjay Bangar, who are two coaches I respect,” Flower said in an RCB statement. “I’m particularly excited to be reunited with Faf. We have worked very well together in the past I look forward to forging our partnership and relationship into something bigger and better,” he added. Flower has had an incredible record in franchise leagues. Hereโ€™s his career at a glance: CPL 2020 – Finalist. PSL 2021 – Winner. CPL 2021 – Finalist. PSL 2022 – Finalist. The Hundred 2022 – Winner. ILT20 2023 – Winner. PSL 2023 – Finalist. IPL 2023 – Playoffs.

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