IPL 2018: Rajasthan Royals appoint Amol Muzumdar as batting coach
The experienced campaigner stressed on the importance of innovation and adaptation in the shortest format of the game.
Rajasthan Royals have announced Amol Muzumdar as their batting coach for the upcoming 2018 IPL season. The former Mumbai batsman is one of the most accomplished domestic batsmen with 11,1167 runs in 171 first-class matches.
“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 bowling coach Sairaj Bahutule both bring skill, experience and vehemence that will surely drive the energy of the team in the right direction,” said Zubin Bharucha, Head of Cricket at Rajasthan Royals.
Muzumdar opened up on his appointment as well and stated that the T20 format has completely changed the game for batsmen. The experienced campaigner stressed on the importance of innovation and adaptation in the shortest format of the game as well.
“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.
The 43-year-old will work with the domestic Indian players during a camp at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur starting from today. The training camp has been planned to get the players in shape for the upcoming season. The newly-appointed coach will help the young batsmen in the side fine-tune their skills.
Muzumdar was one of those accomplished domestic players who didn't get a chance to don the Blue of India because of the presence of some big names in the Indian batting line-up during the early 2000s.