Monday, January 25, 2021

Vinod Kambli expresses his interest to work as a batting consultant in IPL

The Indian Premier League is the most-watched T20 tournament in the world. With plenty of versatile, talented, and extraordinary cricketers in the league, it is very much certain that the competition among the teams is also high.

During the IPL auction, franchises will fight among themselves to pick the right player. The team that bids the highest amount steals the player. Every team’s ambition is to score runs in a bid to add value to the scoreboard.

We often praise the players for their style of batting. However, there are many others who play their bit behind the scenes and unfortunately, they don’t get appreciated by the fans, netizens on social media.

The batsmen get all the credit for playing terrific shots all over the park. However, the batting consultant is one of the important members in helping, guiding, motivating, and encouraging in the cash-rich league.

Kambli has a message to IPL governing council

Vinod Kambli expresses his interest to work as batting consultant in IPL

Former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli had recently made the headlines after he expressed his interest to work as a batting consultant for IPL franchises. Kambli who couldn’t represent Team India in the shortest form of the game had other ideas.

Meanwhile, the former Indian cricketer is confident that he can help youngsters bring the best out of themselves. However, it can be achieved only when the IPL governing body considers Kambi’s proposal very seriously.

Kambli hogged the limelight when he registered his best score of 227 against Zimbabwe. Since then, his cricketing career didn’t bloom. The veteran was last seen wearing the jersey during the ODI match against Sri Lanka in the year 2000.

The national selectors didn’t pick him for team assignments for a long time. In 2009, Kambli announced his retirement from the international circuit. He called it quits from first-class cricket two years later.

Batting consultant role is one of my dreams: Vinod

The former Indian cricketer echoed that working as a batting consultant in one of the IPL franchises is one of his dreams. Furthermore, Kambli also added that he had the opportunity of playing in the inaugural edition of the IPL.

He picked up an injury in that season which prevented him from taking part in the IPL. “I’m available for any team as a batting consultant. Due to the operation on my shin, I couldn’t run and thus couldn’t play in the first edition of the IPL in 2008.

I eventually pulled out of the Mumbai Ranji team and retired. I still have a rod in my left leg! However, it’s been my dream to be a batting consultant with one of the teams in the IPL,” the cricketer was quoted as saying in The Times of India.

The former left-handed batsman wants to help young batsmen deal with googlies. “All the leg-spinners were bowling googlies. It’s a challenge to face so many googlies, and I can help the batsmen in that regard,” the Mumbai-born Kambli added.


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