Is John Buchanan ready to face the axe?

Even as the Shah Rukh Khan owned Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Riders’ slumped to their 7th loss in 9 matches, speculations are rife over the future of the team’s cricket director John Buchanan.

Sources suggest that the axe for their poor performance will fall on coach John Buchanan.

Apart from drawing flak for the team’s dismal performance for the second successive IPL season, the former Australian coach also gave rise to a controversy in the team over his multiple-captaincy theory.

Also, the massive support staff that’s faced much flak is expected to resign at the end of this season.

Kolkata lost their 7th straight game against Delhi to wipe out any chances of a semi-final berth.

  1. Dr Umesh K Dash

    SRK’s own coach Buchanan has let him down.Had he listened the words of Indian greats he would not have to explain rationalising all the defeats. Buchanan only shoot his mouth unnecessarily, demoralised Indian players and earned his and son’s livelyhood by promoting foreign players and foreign support staffs.
    learning a lesson from Bangalore Royal Challengers, SRK must immediately reinstate Ganguly as Captain to prevent any further decrease of teams moral as McCullum has promised his resignation if team does’nt go to semifinal, which at this moment not possible, beside axing the coach


    Before releasing any strategy to public, one should realize whether is it practical. The ideas of the ‘genius’, Mr. Buchanan, without even aware of the outcomes, demoralized the Knight Riders team. He has an attitude that of a primary school class teacher. Also there are reports of racism towards the Indian players in the team. I think the legenderies don’t know the full form of ‘IPL’ and from whom they are drawing their salries now. Till now he didn’t even tried to include some from the substitue bench in the team.
    Mr. Buchanan is 100% responsible for the team’s fate and should be treated in a deserving manner.

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