Rajasthan Royals appointed former Mumbai cricketer Amol Muzumdar as their batting coach ahead of the IPL 2018. He, along with Head of Cricket Zubin Bharucha and bowling coach Sairaj Bahutule, will oversee Rajasthan Royals’ first camp in their hometown of Jaipur from March 13 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
The camp is meant for all the Indian players as they gear up for a hectic season ahead. The focus of the camp will be on role specification sessions, team building exercises, besides other cricketing skills.
“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. Amol and Sairaj both bring skill, experience and vehemence that will surely drive the energy of the team in the right direction,” said Bharucha.
Amol Muzumdar said he was honoured 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. 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,’ said Muzumdar.
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. He has also captained Mumbai to the Ranji Trophy title.
Muzumdar holds second position, behind teammate Wasim Jaffer, in the list of all-time run scorers in Ranji Trophy with 9,202 runs.