Ranji stalwart Amol Mujumdar has been appointed as the batting coach of Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League.

Amol Mujumdar joins the team along with the head of cricket Zubin Barucha, bowling coach Sairaj Bahutule and team mentor Shane Warne.

“We are proud to have Amol Muzumdar on board as the team’s batting coach. His record on domestic circuit speaks for his greatness. The young batsmen will get so much to learn from him and develop their skills,” said Zubin Barucha.

“Amol and Sairaj both bring skill, experience and vehemence that will surely drive the energy of the team in the right direction,” he added.

Amol Mujumdar has played for the teams of Mumbai, Assam and Andhra in the domestic cricket and he finished his career as the second highest run scorer in the Ranji Trophy.

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He has scored 11,167 runs including 40 centuries and 60 half-centuries at an average of 48.13 in his career. He announced his retirement in 2014.

Mujumdar said that he is looking forward to taking on a new responsibilty. “T20 cricket has changed the face of cricket. The skill sets are entirely different and the game is more exciting,” he said.

“You cannot have a single dull moment in the game. As a coach one needs to be very innovative while the youngsters acquire new skills,” he added.

Rajasthan Royals are making a comeback after two years with Steve Smith as its captain. They would be taking on Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 9 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.