Ashish Nehra etches new record, first Indian Head Coach to win IPL in history
On Sunday, Gujarat Titans won the IPL 2022 by beating the inaugural champs, Rajasthan Royals, at Narendra Modi Stadium. With this win, Hardik Pandya and his team became the only second team in the history of the IPL to win the championship in its debut season.
The new franchise, with all new faces and with a new coaching staff, did an amazing job of winning the title. The former Indian pacer, Ashish Nehra, also working as the head coach, created a record by becoming the first ever Indian coach to win the IPL title as a coach. He ended the 14-year streak on Sunday.
Earlier to that, no Indian cricketer was able to do that in the IPL in 14 seasons. The 43-year-old did a really good job and proved himself to be a successful mentor for the team.
Shane Warne, Darren Lehmann, Stephen Fleming, Ricky Ponting, Trevor Bayliss, Tom Moody, Mahela Jayawardene, and John Wright have previously won the championship as a coach. Fleming has won four times as a CSK head coach. Jayawardene has won it thrice with Mumbai Indians.
There was no Indian in that list, and now Nehra has been included. Notably, the 43-year-old has also created another amazing feat. He has now become the fourth cricketer to win the IPL as a player and coach both. He won the IPL in the 2016 season with Sunriesers Hyderabad.
Ricky Ponting, Darren Lehmann, and Shane Warner are the other three cricketers. Nehra won that IPL under the leadership of David Warner.
|2008||Rajasthan Royals||Shane Warne||Australia|
|2009||Deccan Chargers||Darren Lehmann||Australia|
|2010||Chennai Super Kings||Stephen Fleming||New Zealand|
|2011||Chennai Super Kings||Stephen Fleming||New Zealand|
|2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||Trevor Bayliss||Australia|
|2013||Mumbai Indians||John Wright||New Zealand|
|2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||Trevor Bayliss||Australia|
|2015||Mumbai Indians||Ricky Ponting||Australia|
|2016||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Tom Mody||Australia|
|2017||Mumbai Indians||Mahela Jayawardene||Sri Lanka|
|2018||Chennai Super Kings||Stephen Fleming||New Zealand|
|2019||Mumbai Indians||Mahela Jayawardene||Sri Lanka|
|2020||Mumbai Indians||Mahela Jayawardene||Sri Lanka|
|2021||Chennai Super Kings||Stephen Fleming||New Zealand|
|2022||Gujarat Titans||Ashish Nehra||India|