Wasim Akram on Monday stepped down from the post of mentor and bowling coach of IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders citing personal reasons.

According to team management, Akram has expressed his desire to spend more time with his family as his two sons Taimur and Akbar are barely in their teens.

KKR CEO Venky Mysore in a media release issued by the franchise stated: “Wasim Akram will be badly missed. He is a legend and a great motivator to have around the team. However, we fully appreciate the reason why he will be unavailable. We hope to work with him in future.”

Meanwhile, Indian team’s fielding coach Trevor Penney, who has earlier worked with the now defunct Deccan Chargers will be joining KKR as their fielding coach.

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