The problem lies elsewhere, says Aakash Chopra after RCB announces a new support staff
RCB, on Friday, appointed Hesson as the Director of Cricket.
Updated - Sep 23, 2019 4:23 pm
The preparations for the next Indian Premier League (IPL) season have begun with the franchises trading the players and also shuffling their coaching staff. The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is the latest franchise to do it as they sacked Gary Kirsten and Ashish Nehra. They have appointed Simon Katich as the head coach now with Mike Hesson, who was with the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) last season, taking over as the Director of Cricket for the RCB.
RCB is one of the most celebrated franchises with the Indian captain Virat Kohli being the leader of the side. They have two of the best batsmen in the world in Kohli and AB de Villiers but somehow the team, every year, underperforms and gets knocked out of the league phase of the IPL. Earlier this year, they got off to the worst possible start losing six on the trot.
Though they came back well in the latter half of the season winning five, the RCB finished at the bottom of the points table with 11 points after 14 matches.
The former India cricketer Aakash Chopra has given his thoughts on the new support staff and has rather taken a dig at the RCB management. He pointed out that the franchise has been changing the support staff constantly but the results have been the same every year. RCB is yet to win the IPL in 12 years and many feel that Kohli’s captaincy is the reason for the same.
They had qualified for the finals in 2016 thanks to Virat Kohli‘s sensational form when he scored four tons in a single season. But since then, its been all one-way traffic for them. Aakash Chopra also highlighted the same stating that the problem lies somewhere else and changing the support staff isn’t gonna help the RCB.
If constantly changing support staff hasn’t changed the fortunes of the team, it’s time to admit that, perhaps, the problem lies elsewhere. #RCB #Nehra #Vettori #Kirsten,” Chopra tweeted highlighting the issue in the team.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 23, 2019