Birthday special in pictures: Cricketers who turned coaches

Updated: 07 December, 2016 14:26 IST
  • Gary Kirsten
    The former South African cricketer served as the coach for India from 2007 to 2011 and is touted as one of the most successful coaches for India as he went on to win the 2011 ICC World Cup with the team.
  • Anil Kumble
    The former Indian spinner pipped Ravi Shastri to be named as India's new coach. Kumble's first stint as coach will be during the team's tour against the West Indies. The leggie is the most successful Indian spinner with 619 test wickets. (Pic/ PTI)
  • Inzamam Ul Haq
    The former Pakistan cricketer and captain was appointed as the head coach for Afghanistan during their tour of Zimbabwe.
  • John Wright
    The former New Zealand cricketer coached Team India from 2000 to 2005 to much success.
  • Tom Moody
    The former Australian cricketer was the coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2005 and also led them to the 2007 World Cup final.
  • Duncan Fletcher
    The ex Zimbabwean cricketer coached the Indian team from 2011 to 2015 and had a successful stint winning 8 series victories in a row as well as the Champions Trophy 2013.
  • Dav Whatmore
    The Sri Lankan-born Australian former cricketer has coached Sri Lanka, winning the 1996 World Cup. He then served as the coach of Bangladesh and led them to their first Test match win in 2005. He also coached Pakistan betweeen 2012 and 2014 helping them lift the Asia Cup. Whatmore is currently the head coach of Zimbabwe.
  • Andy Flower
    The former Zimbabwean cricketer coached the England cricket team and tasted success winning the Ashes in 2013 against Australia. He also took England to the number one position in the Test rankings in 2011. In 2014 Flower resigned as coach after 5 years.
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About The Gallery

Former cricketer Gary Kirsten, who once coached the Indian cricket team, celebrates his birthday. Today, we take a look at a few cricketers who went on to become coaches later on. (All Pics/ AFP)

First Published: 23 November, 2016 07:00 IST