Delhi Capitals on Sunday introduced the appointment of former India wicketkeeper Ajay Ratra because the workforce’s assistant coach for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
On his appointment, Ratra in a press release stated: “I am honoured to join Delhi Capitals as Assistant Coach. This is a very exciting team to work with, abundant with talent. I can’t wait to meet the team and contribute to its success. I am grateful to the Delhi Capitals management for giving me this wonderful opportunity.
“We would like to welcome Ajay Ratra to the Delhi Capitals family,” stated franchise’s CEO Vinod Bisht, on the event.
“His experience, as player and coach will be invaluable, as we look to take the franchise from strength to strength. We are excited to have him on board, and wish him all the very best for the upcoming season.”
The 39-year-old, Ratra, not too long ago coached the Assam State workforce within the Syed Mushtaq Ali Tournament and the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He has coached the Punjab State workforce up to now, too, and has labored as a fielding and wicketkeeping coach with the Indian girls’s cricket workforce throughout camps. This will likely be his first brush with an IPL franchise.
Ratra made historical past in 2002 when he turned the youngest wicketkeeper (aged 20) to attain a Test hundred, and the second Indian wicketkeeper to attain a century abroad. Ratra, who’s presently employed by ONGC as Manager (Corporate Communications) performed six Tests and 12 ODIs for India.
He joins the Delhi Capitals teaching employees of Ricky Ponting, Mohammad Kaif, Pravin Amre and James Hopes.