Former Olympic sprinter Chris Donaldson has come on board as Kolkata Knight Riders’ energy and conditioning coach for the upcoming IPL 2020 season.
Donaldson represented New Zealand within the 1996 and 2000 Olympics, moreover competing within the 1998 and 2006 Commonwealth Video games.
He was a part of the 4x100m relay workforce that also holds the nationwide document and post-retirement, he oversaw the Black Caps for eight years.
Donaldson is ensuring all of the KKR gamers stay in form by offering them his particular “bedroom-workout routine” suggestions by means of group video calls.
“I can not ask the gamers to do what I can not do, proper? So whereas I can not do the workout routines in addition to them, I actually attempt to put in an effort,” KKR head coach Brendon McCullum stated on their official web site on Monday.
“I’ve additionally heard that the shirts this yr – apply shirts and coach’s shirts – are going to be very, very tight. So, I must ensure that I’m not too fats as we get into the season,” the previous New Zealand skipper quipped.
He stated he is having fun with each little bit of his coaching.
“The blokes at the moment are attending to know him. There have been some unbelievable exercises he has given everybody to do. They’re laborious, and if you have not labored out for some time, you possibly can’t do it.
“Sore our bodies for a few days…However it’s superb and really, very useful for all of the boys on this time of staying indoors.” KKR bowling coach Kyle Mills had the same view about Donaldson’s drills.
“You spend a number of time attempting to catch him and also you by no means will. He’s an incredible individual and he’s an absolute skilled. I feel it will be an enormous feather in our cap to have him on board.”
The event will get underway on September 19.
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