Jacques Kallis
KKR has been my Indian family for the last four years, says Kallis ©IANS

Dec 5, 2014

South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis will continue his association with Indian Premier League (IPL) as he has taken up the role of team mentor with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Kallis played only half the games in the earlier edition of IPL with only one half-century coming from his bat. Kallis is however happy with the new role given to him.

“KKR has been my Indian family for the last four years. I have built fantastic relationships with the management and the players and have been very fortunate to assist KKR in winning two IPL Championships,” said Kallis in a press release by KKR.

Kallis announced his retirement from all forms of cricket earlier this year. He continued, “Over the past year I have had a chance to think about my future and when KKR approached me with this long-term offer, I jumped at it. KKR is a great brand and am really looking forward to assisting them in my new role as mentor and batting consultant.”

Kallis joins the likes of Trevor Bayliss, Vijay Dahiya and Wasim Akram in the coaching department.