[caption id="attachment_701410" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/abhishek-nayar1.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-701410" alt="Abhishek Nayar, India, Kolkata Knight Riders, Dinesh Karthik" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/abhishek-nayar1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Abhishek Nayar (Image courtesy: Getty)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Mumbai all-rounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/abhishek-nayar" target="_blank">Abhishek Nayar</a> has joined <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/kolkata-knight-riders" target="_blank">Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)</a> support staff for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ipl-2018" target="_blank">VIVO IPL 2018</a>. Nayar shares a good relationship with KKR skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/dinesh-karthik" target="_blank">Dinesh Karthik</a>, who openly credited the former for his development as a batsman. Nayar, 34, joins a team that is headed by Jacques Kallis. Simon Katich is the assistant coach, Heath Streak - the bowling coach, Andrew Leipus physiotherapist, Adrian Le Roux the physical trainer and AR Srikanth Data and Video analyst. Nayar s exact designation is yet to be known. <p></p> <p></p>Karthik guided India to a famous win in the Nidahas Trophy 2018 final against Bangladesh at Colombo. He credited Nayar for helping him overcome his insecurities. Karthik had said, I want to play as long as (possible for India). It was hard a lot of times. I had a lot of doubt whether I will ever play for the country again. <p></p> <p></p>[link-to-post url="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ipl-2018-kolkata-knight-riders-kamlesh-nagarkoti-ruled-out-prasidh-krishna-to-replace-701155"][/link-to-post] <p></p> <p></p> That is where I have been lucky to meet Abhishek (Nayar). He is kind of guiding me through the process. I was not sure, where do I need to go and he (Nayar) kind of showed me light at the end of tunnel, things have been touch wood, good and I have been lucky. <p></p> <p></p>KKR have one win from two matches. They will host Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Eden Gardens on Saturday.