Delhi Daredevils ends Kirsten contract after two abysmal IPL seasons


After two extremely forgettable IPL seasons, during which Delhi Daredevils finished at the bottom or thereabouts on the points table, team owner GMR Sports announced on Monday that it had ended its association with the team’s head coach Gary Kirsten.

In 2014 IPL, Daredevils finished at the bottom of the eight-team competition, after which they made wholesale changes. And this year they ended up seventh out of eight teams, which meant that little had changed for the team.

Kirsten earlier had a successful stint with the Indian team, and guided the team to the World Cup triumph in 2011. But his tenure with the IPL team was a forgettable one.

The former South Africa batsman was appointed as head coach of Delhi Daredevils from 2014 IPL Season.

Speaking about the decision, Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua said Kirsten with his rich coaching  experience made significant contribution towards the team culture and his work ethics were immaculate.

“We appreciate his contribution towards our team rebuilding process and would like to wish him  the very best in all his future endeavors,” Dua said ina  statement.