South Africa’s Gibbs appointed as new head coach of Karachi Kings
Former South African opener and stylish batsman Herschelle Gibbs was appointed as the new head coach of Karachi Kings, the defending champions of Pakistan Super League (PSL), for the upcoming sixth season.
The 46-year-old Gibbs had played 23 T20Is, 248 ODIs and 90 Test for South Africa.
He changed the way the game was played with his aggression & passion and taking it into his coaching as well. A great believer in the strength of teamwork & discipline, the #karachikings are proud to announce our new Head Coach @hershybru .— Karachi Kings (@KarachiKingsARY) January 2, 2021
Welcome to the family, Gibbsy!#PSL pic.twitter.com/K4JiGDs7nN
Gibbs replaced Dean Jones, who died of a cardiac arrest in New Delhi, in September last year.
The 46-year-old Gibbs had played 23 T20Is, 248 ODIs and 90 Tests for South Africa. He scored 400 T20I, 8,094 ODI and 6,167 Test runs from 1996-2010.
Earlier, he also had experience coaching teams in the Shpageeza Cricket League and Kuwait’s national squad.
In November 2020, he was selected by the Colombo Kings as the head coach for the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL).
Note, the most followed franchise of PSL, Karachi Kings defeated Lahore Qalandars in the final of season five at National Stadium in Karachi.