IPL 2021: Ajay Ratra joins Delhi Capitals as assistant coach


Delhi Capitals on Sunday introduced the appointment of former India wicketkeeper Ajay Ratra because the crew’s assistant coach for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

On his appointment, Ratra in an announcement stated: “I’m honoured to affix Delhi Capitals as Assistant Coach. This can be a very thrilling crew to work with, plentiful with expertise. I am unable to wait to fulfill the crew and contribute to its success. I’m grateful to the Delhi Capitals administration for giving me this glorious alternative.

“We want to welcome Ajay Ratra to the Delhi Capitals household,” stated franchise’s CEO Vinod Bisht, on the event.

“His expertise, as participant and coach will likely be invaluable, as we glance to take the franchise from power to power. We’re excited to have him on board, and want him all the perfect for the upcoming season.”

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The 39-year-old, Ratra, just lately coached the Assam State crew within the Syed Mushtaq Ali Event and the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He has coached the Punjab State crew up to now, too, and has labored as a fielding and wicketkeeping coach with the Indian ladies’s cricket crew throughout camps. This will likely be his first brush with an IPL franchise.

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Ratra made historical past in 2002 when he grew to become the youngest wicketkeeper (aged 20) to attain a Check hundred, and the second Indian wicketkeeper to attain a century abroad. Ratra, who’s presently employed by ONGC as Supervisor (Company Communications) performed six Exams and 12 ODIs for India.

He joins the Delhi Capitals teaching employees of Ricky Ponting, Mohammad Kaif, Pravin Amre and James Hopes.