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Cricket legend Amol Muzumdar to now coach Mumbai Men's Senior Team for 2021-2022 season

Muzumdar has also served as a coach of the Rajasthan Royals team, in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

One of India's domestic batting luminaries, right-hand batsman Amol Muzumdar was appointed as the coach of the Mumbai senior men's team, for the 2021-2022 season.

Muzumdar, Mumbai's Ranji Trophy-winning captain, was conferred with this title on Tuesday, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) mentioned in an official statement. Amid the sweeping expanse of his masterstrokes, this solid middle-order batsman is especially remembered for captaining Mumbai to Ranji Trophy triumph in 2006-07 till date.

Scored over 11,000 runs during a span of almost 20 years

In a statement, MCA said, "The Cricket Improvement Committee of MCA, consisting of Mr. Jatin Paranjape (Chairman), Mr. Nilesh Kulkarni and Mr. Vinod Kambli, has appointed Mr. Amol Muzumdar as the coach of Mumbai senior men's team for the season 2021-2022." The 46-year-old topped among a list of strong contenders, like Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Wasim Jaffer, Sairaj Bahutule, Sulakshan Kulkarni, Pradeep Sunderram, Nandan Phadnis and Umesh Patwal.

Roping in a history of steady runs in domestic cricket, this former Mumbai captain has played 171 first-class games and scored over 11,000 runs during a span of almost 20 years. Muzumdar spent 5 years as a professional cricketer in Assam and Andhra, before retiring from first-class cricket in 2014. He has also served as a batting coach of the Rajasthan Royals team, in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Donning his cap, one of the many feathers would be Muzumdar's first-class debut for Bombay, in a Ranji Trophy match against Haryana in Faridabad. In this 1993-94 season, Amol scored a world record 260- the highest-ever innings played on the first-class debut. However, this outstanding record was broken by Madhya Pradesh's Ajay Rohera in December 2018, when he scored an unbeaten 267 against Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy, held in Indore.

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