Recalling former Mumbai cricketer Amol Mazumdar’s first Ranji season was his last, the head coach of the Indian team, Ravi Shastri feels it is India’s loss not to see him play in whites. Calling Mazumdar a ‘Ranji giant’, on Shastri took to Twitter on Friday and praised the former Mumbai cricketer.
Tweeting about the same, Shastri wrote: “With one of Ranji Trophy giants – Amol Muzumdar. My last season was his first. I still believe it was Team India”s loss to not see him in whites.”
With one of #RanjiTrophy giants – @amolmuzumdar11. My last season was his first. I still believe it was #TeamIndia’s loss to not see him in whites. #GentleGiant #Mumbai @MumbaiCricAssoc pic.twitter.com/vf5IAHd6Ol
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) May 22, 2020
Muzumdar had a memorable outstanding first-class career that lasted 20 years in which he more than 11,000 runs with the help of 30 centuries. He also holds a high-performance coaching certificate from the BCCI, Cricket Australia as well as the United Kingdom through Lancashire and Yorkshire.
Last year, Amol had served as the South Africa batting coach for the three-Test series against India which the Proteas had lost 0-3. He has also been a batting coach of Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), coaching the India U-19 and U-23 sides at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and being the batting coach of the Netherlands.
At a time when all the international cricketing activities across the world are at standstill due to coronavirus pandemic, Shastri has been regularly posting throwback pictures from the past. Currently, India is going through a nationwide lockdown. Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus positive patients in India went past 119000 with almost 3600 people losing their lives on Friday, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Almost the entire is in a lockdown due to the scare of the ever-escalating situation concerning the World Health Organisation-recognized pandemic that is the Coronavirus. Everything- schools, colleges, airports, railway stations, gyms, sporting events, movies, offices- have been put under lockdown as the world continues to self-isolate in order to control the pandemic.