Who is Abhishek Nayar KKR assistant coach, biography, age, parents, wife and IPL salary

Who is Abhishek Nayar KKR assistant coach, biography, age, parents, wife and IPL salary

Here is all you need to know about Abhishek Nayar, the Kolkata Knight Riders assistant coach along with his age, career, bio and salary

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title and their first in ten years on Sunday at Chennai’s Chepauk Stadium by an eight-wicket margin over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). 

The KKR players, many of whom were emotional, stressed how crucial it was for mentor Gautam Gambhir and assistant coach Abhishek Nayar to support the squad in becoming a championship-winning unit that overcame Sunrisers Hyderabad after restricting them to a mere 113 runs, an unprecedented lowest total. 

Who is Abhishek Nayar KKR assistant coach, biography, age, family, parents, wife and IPL salary

Meanwhile, the winning squad emphasised Abhishek Nayar’s significant contributions to the franchise’s Indian players’ achievement. Here is all you need to know about him.

Who is Abhishek Nayar? 

Abhishek Nayar is a former Indian cricket player who took up coaching as his post-retirement as a player. The 40-year-old was born on 8 October 1983 in Secunderabad, Hyderabad, India and stands 5′ 7″ (170 cm) tall. He went to Mahim’s Bombay Scottish School. 

A look at Abhishek Nayar’s career 

Abhishek Nayar is an assistant coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders. The former player bowled right-arm medium-pace and was a left-handed batsman. 


In addition to playing first-class cricket for Mumbai, he was a representative of the Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Pune Warriors India, and Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. November 2018 marked the 100th first-class match he participated in. 

To assist the team’s young players in the off-season, he was named head coach and mentor of the newly established KKR academy during the 2018 Indian Premier League season.

He relocated to Puducherry from Mumbai before the Ranji Trophy in 2018–19. His 100th game in the first class took place in November 2018.


As Nayar started assisting KKR’s young Indian players in their development, he was often seen advising aspiring artists like Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, and others. 

After working as the Kolkata Knight Riders’ assistant coach, he was hired as the head coach of the Trinbago Knight Riders. While his salary as KKR assistant coach isn’t known, Chandrakant Pandit, the head coach is paid Rs.3.4 crore per season.

Year Team Salary
2015 Rajasthan Royals ₹ 10,000,000
2014 Rajasthan Royals ₹ 10,000,000
2013 Pune Warriors India ₹ 31,050,000
2012 Punjab Kings ₹ 36,800,000
2011 Punjab Kings ₹ 36,800,000
2010 Mumbai Indians ₹ 1,200,000
2009 Mumbai Indians ₹ 1,200,000
2008 Mumbai Indians ₹ 1,200,000
Total ₹ 128,250,000

Abhishek Nayar parents 

Abhishek Nayar was born to Mohan Nair and Lekha, Keralite immigrants


Abhishek Nayar’s wife 

Abhishek Nayar has been married to Natasha Sheikh, a makeup and hair stylist since 2014.