IPL 2018: Rajasthan Royals appoint Ranji Trophy stalwart Amol Muzumdar as batting coach

Amol Muzumdar said he was honoured to be part of Rajasthan Royals and was eager to work with the players.

IANS, March 13, 2018

Jaipur: Rajasthan Royals have appointed domestic stalwart Amol Muzumdar as their batting coach for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), it was announced on Tuesday.

File picture of Amol Muzumdar. Image Courtesy: Amol Muzumdar's Facebook

File picture of Amol Muzumdar. Facebook /Amol Muzumder

Muzumdar, along with head of cricket Zubin Bharucha and bowling coach Sairaj Bahutule, will oversee Rajasthan Royals' first camp in their hometown from 13 March at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

"We are proud to have Amol Muzumdar on board as the team's batting coach. His record on domestic circuit speaks for his greatness. The young batsmen will get so much to learn from him and develop their skills," Bharucha said.

"Amol and Sairaj both bring skill, experience and vehemence that will surely drive the energy of the team in the right direction," he added.

Muzumdar said he was honoured to be a part of the Rajasthan Royals and was eager to work with the players.

"These are exciting times for a batsman. Twenty20 has completely changed the contours of the game. The skill-sets are different, the game is more happening. There is never a dull moment," he said.

"As a coach one has to constantly innovate and adapt while guiding the youngsters acquire new batting skills and keeping the basics of the game intact at the same time. It is a role I am excited about," Muzumdar added.

Muzumdar made his first-class debut for Mumbai in 1993-94. Playing the pre-quarterfinal against Haryana, Muzumdar racked up 260, setting a world record for the highest first-class score on debut.

In 171 first-class matches, Muzumdar has scored a staggering 11,167 runs at an average of 48.13 runs, with 30 hundreds and 60 half centuries.

Muzumdar holds second position, behind teammate Wasim Jaffer, in the list of all-time run scorers in the Ranji Trophy, with 9,202 runs.

Published Date: March 13, 2018 | Updated Date: March 13, 2018

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