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IPL-2018: KKR rope in Nayar as part of support staff

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Two-time (IPL) champions (KKR) on Saturday roped in all-rounder to be part of its support staff for the ongoing season.

On a day when U-19 pacer Kamlesh Nagarkoti was ruled out for the season with a and replaced by fast bowler Prasidh Krishna, KKR added to their off-field support by bringing in Nayar with head Jacques Kallis, assistant Simon Katich, bowling Heath Streak, - the physiotherapist, - the physical trainer and AR Srikanth - Data and

Nayar is close to and helped him during his lean patch some time back.

"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," Karthik had told the media after his tri-series winning unbeaten 8-ball 29 cameo that helped beat in

"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", Karthik had further stated.

Nayar's exact role is yet to be identified, said KKR insiders.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 20:06 IST
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