By CricketCountry Staff
Bangalore: Apr 5, 2011
Indian Premier League team Royal Challengers Bangalore has appointed New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori as the captain of the team for IPL 4.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Chairman Dr Vijay Mallya said, “We are very excited for the upcoming season. Vettori is a highly experienced and respected leader and we hope to ride to the pinnacle of success this IPL under his leadership.”
Director of Royal Challengers Sports Pvt. Ltd, Sidhartha Mallya said, “It is wonderful that we have somebody of his stature to lead our team this year. He is the ideal person to fill Anil’s shoes and I wish him the very best in this endeavour. I look forward to supporting him in his efforts towards a successful season.”
Royal Challengers Bangalore coach Ray Jennings feels that Vettori would add a lot of value to the side. "He is also probably the best spinner in the world at the moment and brings in tremendous skills that will be extremely useful on the Indian pitches. We hope that he will inspire the young Royal Challengers as much with his performance as with his leadership skills in the upcoming season."
According to the Chief Mentor of Royal Challengers, Anil Kumble, “Vettori is a hugely respected professional not only within his team but amongst his international peers as well. His unique ability to get players to perform as a unit and deliver more than just the sum of their parts, as he has done time and again with New Zealand, will be a big asset to any team”
Royal Challengers was led by Anil Kumble for the last two seasons when they finished as runners up and the third best team in 2009 and 2010 respectively.
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