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Legendary South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis has been appointed as the Kolkata Knight Riders’ mentor and batting consultant for next year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
This means that Kallis, who retired from international cricket in July, will not play for the Knight Riders next season.
“KKR has been my Indian family for the last four years. I have built fantastic relationships with the management and the players and have been very fortunate to assist KKR in winning two IPL Championships,” Kallis said in a media release, which was issued by the IPL franchise. “Over the past year I have had a chance to think about my future and when KKR approached me with this long-term offer, I jumped at it. KKR is a great brand and I am really looking forward to assisting them in my new role as mentor and batting consultant.”