Ajay Ratra lately coached Assam within the Syed Mushtaq Ali Event and the Vijay Hazare Trophy.© Delhi Capitals
IPL franchise Delhi Capitals on Sunday introduced that they had appointed former India wicketkeeper Ajay Ratra because the staff’s assistant coach forward of the 14th version of the Indian Premier League. Delhi Capitals completed runners-up within the final version, dropping to Mumbai Indians within the ultimate. The upcoming version of the IPL begins on April 9. On his appointment, Ratra stated, “It is a very thrilling staff to work with, considerable with expertise. I can not wait to satisfy the staff and contribute to its success. I’m grateful to the Delhi Capitals administration for giving me this glorious alternative.”
Ratra, who will work below Australian nice Ricky Ponting, was welcomed to the Delhi Capitals staff by its chief government officer Vinod Bisht.
“His expertise, as participant and coach might be invaluable, as we glance to take the franchise from power to power. We’re excited to have him on board, and need him all the easiest for the upcoming season.”
The 39-year-old Ratra lately coached the Assam state staff within the Syed Mushtaq Ali Event and the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
He has coached the Punjab state staff prior to now as nicely, and has labored as a fielding and wicket-keeping coach with the Indian girls’s staff throughout camps.
Nonetheless, this might be his first stint with an IPL franchise.
Ratra made historical past in 2002 when he grew to become the youngest wicketkeeper (aged 20) to attain a Take a look at hundred, and the second Indian wicketkeeper to attain a century abroad.
Ratra, who’s at the moment employed by ONGC as supervisor of company communications, performed six Exams and 12 ODIs for India.
He joins the Delhi Capitals teaching workers of Ponting, Mohammad Kaif, Pravin Amre and James Hopes.