Former South Africa opening batsman replaces late Dean Jones
Karachi Kings have appointed Herschelle Gibbs as the head coach for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020-21 edition.
Former South Africa opening batsman Gibbs has replaced Dean Jones who passed away earlier this year due to cardiac arrest.
Kings went on to win the fifth edition of the PSL after beating arch-rivals Lahore Qalandars in the final.
Gibbs is famous for his explosive batting performances in the past for the Proteas across all formats.
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
The 46-year-old represented South Africa in 90 Tests, 248 ODIs and 23 T20Is where he collectively managed to score 14,661 runs, which included 35 centuries and 66 half-centuries.
The 2021 edition of the PSL is set to begin from February 20 and the tournament is likely to be played in Karachi and Lahore due to coronavirus pandemic.