Former Indian cricket team's physio Patrick Farhart joined IPL franchise Delhi Capitals on a three-year contract on Friday. Farhart, whose fruitful tenure with the Indian team ended with the World Cup, has also worked for Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians in the IPL.
"I am delighted to be working in the Indian Premier League again. Delhi Capitals is a team that has made some very positive changes in its setup over the last couple of years, and the result is there to see in the side's third-place finish in the 2019 season," said Farhart, an Australian of Lebanese heritage.
Farhart worked with the Indian team for four years before deciding to part ways.
"It's an absolute honour for all of us at Delhi Capitals to have Patrick on board with us," said Delhi Capitals CEO Dhiraj Malhotra. "There is no doubt that he is among the best in the business. Patrick not only has an enviable body of work, but he also commands a tremendous amount of respect among cricketers. I am absolutely confident that our players will benefit hugely from Patrick's presence," he added.
Farhat, who was with the Indian team since 2015 along with India's fitness and conditioning coach Shankar Basu, had informed the BCCI that their stint with the national team would end after the World Cup.
Recently, four-time Indian Premier League champions Mumbai Indians have traded leg-spinner Mayank Markande with Delhi Capitals for West Indies all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford. Mumbai Indians have released Markande to Delhi Capitals and in return roped in the Guyanese.