Long Time Physio Andrew Leipus Finishes His Journey With KKR
One of the oldest members of the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Andrew Leipus has finished his journey with this franchise side. Since the inaugural IPL edition (2008), Andrew Leipus was the physiotherapist of KKR.
Australian physio Andrew Leipus spent 12 long years in the KKR franchise. The 49-year-old announced his leaving news on his official Twitter account. He thanked every KKR member for making his journey amazing and memorable.
Leipus tweeted, “After 12 seasons I’m moving on from KKR. Thanks to all the many coaches, players, support staff, management and the owners for an amazing journey & memories created over the years.”
After 12 seasons I’m moving on from KKR. Thanks to all the many coaches, players, support staff, management & the owners for an amazing journey & memories created over the years.
— Andrew Leipus (@aleipus) July 18, 2019
Later, the CEO of KKR, Venky Mysore, thanked him for all contributions. Mysore also revealed that KKR’s assistant physiotherapist Kamlesh Jain would take over the charge of the team physio.
The KKR CEO tweeted, “On behalf of all @KKRiders thanks Andrew for all your contributions. You have been a thorough professional & have played a big part in developing @KKamleshJain who takes over and will have big shoes to fill.”
On behalf of all @KKRiders thanks Andrew for all your contributions. You have been a thorough professional & have played a big part in developing @KKamleshJain who takes over and will have big shoes to fill. https://t.co/bCN2GCtIF9
— Venky Mysore (@VenkyMysore) July 19, 2019
The official Twitter account of Kolkata Knight Riders also thanked the Australian physio.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) July 19, 2019
In these 12 long years, KKR won two IPL trophies in 2012 and 2014, both under Gautam Gambhir’s captaincy.
Andrew Leipus was also the physio of Indian national cricket team
Meanwhile, Andrew Leipus was a familiar face in Indian cricket even before the IPL era started. From 1999 to 2004, Leipus was the physio of Indian national cricket team. During his tenure, Leipus made a massive transformation in the fitness model, and it massively benefited Indian cricket.
KKR is searching for the new coaching staff
Coming back to the KKR side, just a few days ago, the head coach Jacques Kallis and assistant coach Simon Katich ended their journey with this side. KKR is now searching for the new coaching staff for the next IPL edition (2020).
In the IPL 2019, KKR finished in the fifth position. Since 2016, it was the first time when KKR failed to qualify for the IPL playoffs.
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