Experience of managing Indian pacers to help my RCB stint: Arun

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Bangalore, April 3 (IANS) New Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bowling coach Bharat Arun said on Friday that his experience of managing the Indian cricket team’s pacers in the World Cup gives him immense confidence of providing a creditable performance in his newest job.

Arun will join the likes of Daniel Vettori, Allan Donald and batting/fielding guru Trent Woodhill in masterminding the Virat Kohli-led team’s Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign.

Arun was widely praised for the consistent performances of the Indian pacers on their way to the semi-finals where they lost to eventual champions Australia.

The experience of bringing the best out of India’s pacers has made him confident abut his abilities.

“You can draw a lot of confidence after working with some of the top players of the world,” he was quoted as saying by RCB’s official website.

“There is a lot of confidence I will be taking from the Indian job into the IPL.”

Time spent with the Indian team has given him experience with RCB players Varun Aaron and Virat Kohli, who he believes will be key players for RCB.

“Virat has an outstanding work ethic, befitting a top athlete in the world. He is extremely passionate about the game. A captain having such an attitude makes it easier for the players to follow him.

“He walked-the-talk in Australia. So it would be quite exciting to watch him bring the same attitude into the IPL,” he added.

Arun coached RCB team members Vijay Zol and Sarfraz Khan in the Under-19 squad. Several other Indian domestic players are also familiar to him through his days at the National Cricket Academy here.

He said it gives him a strong perspective of the current RCB line up’s potential.

“The team is pretty well balanced and strong. They have always been front-runners to the title.”

Arun said he will start from scratch to help all the bowlers perform to their potential.

“I help a player to discover himself more and a player understanding himself better gives him the best chance to succeed,” he said.


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