Wasim Jaffer asked Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players to watch the Indian movie “Chak de India” to understand the coaching style of their new coach Chandrakant Pandit.
Chandrakant Pandit, after achieving many successes in Indian national cricket, was appointed as the head coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders yesterday. This is the first time that Pandit will be involved with an IPL team as part of its support staff.
The reason the IPL teams have been a little wary of appointing Chandrakant Pandit as their head coach is because Pandit likes to coach with full control and with him in charge, it’s always the team. a coach and not necessarily the team captain.
While this dominant coaching style works very well in the domestic circuit with the lesser-known players, the coach of an IPL team has to deal with international superstars and man management skills are just as important in the IPL than actual training skills.
Chandrakant Pandit replaces Brendon McCullum as head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders. Waiting to see if his method will also work in the IPL. Promise to be fun.
— Ashish Magotra (@clutchplay) August 17, 2022
Wasim Jaffer played under Chandrakant Pandit in Mumbai and Vidarbha
As for Wasim Jaffer, no one knows Chandrakant Pandit’s coaching style better than him because he played under Pandit in Mumbai and then when Pandit became Vidarbha’s head coach, Jaffer also played for Vidarbha . The duo won the Ranji Trophy with both teams and Pandit then recently replicated their Ranji Trophy success with Madhya Pradesh as well.
The reason Jaffer mentioned the movie “Chak de India” when talking about Pandit’s coaching style is because the hockey coach in the movie Chak de India, whose role was played by Indian movie star Shahrukh Khan, was also a very dominating coach, but he delivered results for his team despite dominating work.
By the way, Shahrukh Khan is also a co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, the team that Chandrakant Pandit will be in charge of in the upcoming IPL.
—Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) August 17, 2022