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I regret not playing when I see flat wickets: Mike Hesson

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Dubai [UAE], September 12 Morning India: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Director of Cricket, Mike Hesson said that after turning into a coach he regrets not playing when he sees flat wickets.

Mike Hesson was involved with Otago cricket for 15 years before taking over as Kenya coach after the team’s poor performance in the 2011 World Cup. He took up coaching at an unusually early age of 22.

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Hesson took over as Kenya’s coach for a two-year term but resigned in  012, less than a year after taking up the job, and joined New Zealand as head coach in 2012. He became the longest-serving coach of the side and under his guidance Blackcaps reached the final of the 2015 World Cup. He ended his tenure with the Kiwi side in 2018.

“Yes, I had a few injuries from a back perspective but also got an opportunity to be the director of cricket from a young age which was a really fortunate opportunity and I loved it. I absolutely loved coaching and loved the opportunity to engage with probably with different levels that gave me plenty of experience. Yeah, I regret not playing at times when I see flat wickets but other than that I’m happy,” Hesson said in a video posted by RCB’s official Twitter handle.

Commenting on his stint with the Kenyan side, the former coach said, “The Kenyan players are semi-professional in terms of how they operate, the facilities are tough so you have to be really flexible in what you do.”

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