Bracing for perhaps the toughest tour in recent times, South Africa’s young batsmen have just received a boost in the form of Mumbai stalwart Amol Muzumdar being named the interim Proteas batting coach during their three-Test tour to India. Amol, who scored 11,167 First Class runs, including 30 hundreds will be working with skipper Faf du Plessis and CSA acting director of Cricket Corrie van Zyl.
A Mumbai stalwart, Amol enjoyed an outstanding First Class career that lasted for two decades. Not once did his average dip lower than 48. On his First Class debut for Mumbai, he had slammed a career-best 260 against Haryana - a world record back then.
“The offer came in the last week or so, when CSA approached me. I had a ‘working relationship’ with a lot of their players over the years. I’ve been comfortable with them. I’ve met Aiden Markram and Temba Bavuma a few times,” Muzumdar said.