Mike Hesson Reflects on Disappointment as RCB Journey Ends
Mike Hesson Reflects on Disappointment as RCB Journey Ends

New Delhi: Mike Hesson and Sanjay Bangar's tenure as head coaches with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) was officially ended on Friday with the appointment of the incredibly experienced Andy Flower. Hesson, the director of cricket operations, and Bangar, the head coach, both had September contract renewals coming up, but the team chose to part ways with both of them.

Hesson expressed his gratitude to the RCB supporters in a heartfelt post on Instagram, and he also thanked the team's owners for giving him the chance.

Hesson admitted that he was disappointed that he was unable to lead the team to the elusive IPL championship. He also sent his best wishes to Flower, the new head coach.

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"Although we were able to make good progress making 3 playoffs in the last 4 seasons we were not able to win the elusive trophy that I like so many players, support staff and the amazing fans so dearly wanted. Although disappointed to be leaving RCB I have some very fond memories working with great people both on and off the park," he captioned a post.


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"I would like to thank the management for the opportunity and wish RCB and it's new coaching team the very best. Lastly to the amazing RCB fans, you are unwavering in your support and passion for the team and made me feel at home, for that I thank you," he added.

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After leading the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) to the playoffs in back-to-back seasons, Flower joins RCB. Additionally, he previously served as Kings XI Punjab's (now Punjab Kings) coach.

In response to his appointment, Flower expressed excitement about leading the RCB to greater heights in the IPL 2024.

"I am really proud to be joining RCB. I recognise the work put in by Mike Hesson and Sanjay Bangar, who are two coaches I respect, and I look forward to the challenge of taking RCB to new heights," said Flower, who coached Lucknow Supergiants in the last two seasons of the IPL.

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