New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils’ chief coach Gary Kirsten said that he was caught off-guard in respect to the demands and needs of coaching a franchise in T20 leagues like the IPL as the team finished last in the table in 2014. Asked if he was not in sync with the demands, Kirsten responded in positive.
“Yeah could be. It’s a good observation. I think I was without a doubt (caught off-guard). I think I learnt a lot from last year that IPL is different to international cricket. It takes a bit of getting used to for any coach,” Kirsten said. Among the problems that Daredevils faced last year, Kirsten felt that not having proper back-up was an issue. “Physically, it’s a demanding tournament. Last year, we didn’t have great back-up. But we do have some good combinations this year. It’s about getting our thinking process right.”
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