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Delhi Daredevils coach Gary Kirsten thanks fans on the eve of IPL 2014 auctions

The new  Delhi Daredevils coach Gary Kirsten thanked fans through a message online and hoped that the Daredevils’ loyalists will continue to exercise their vocal cords at the Feroz Shah Kotla and that they would be pleased with the team Delhi are going to select for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014.

Kirsten had praise for the job done by Zimbabwean Flower, saying: “It’s a pressurised sport and I think Andy Flower over many years did an exceptional job.

“I had many chats with Andy and I enjoyed his way. I have often wondered whether I could go in with my coaching philosophies and thinking that it could work within that environment.

“I’m taking on the IPL team the Delhi Daredevils — thank goodness it’s a shorter period of time — but I’m looking forward to that challenge and the one thing I’m really looking forward to is working with some Englishmen, some Australians, some West Indians maybe, some South Africans and Indians.”

Limited-overs coach Ashley Giles is another leading contender for the job, although he fared little better in Australia as the team slipped to 4-1 and 3-0 defeats in the one-day and Twenty20 series which followed the Ashes.

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