Rajasthan Royals appointed Amol Muzumdar as batting coach for the upcoming IPL edition. Amol scored 11,167 runs off 171 first-class matches.The management stated in a press release that “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.”
In this context, Zubin Bharucha, head of Cricket at Rajasthan Royals commented that “Amol and bowling coach Sairaj Bahutule both bring skill, experience, and vehemence that will surely drive the energy of the team in the right direction.”
Speaking to the media about his appointment as the coach, Muzumdar said that the T20I format brought immense changes in the game for the batsmen. He said that the youngsters should focus on innovative style in the T20I format.
He said that “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.
“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.”
This 43-year old cricketer is heading to work with his boys in the camp at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur to be commenced today. This camp is scheduled to warm up the boys for the upcoming IPL.
He was one of the prolific cricketers who did not get a chance to represent Indian team on international grounds though he has a good domestic record. The presence of some big guns stood as the hurdle for his international career in the earlier decade.