January 23, 2014

Indian domestic cricket

Mumbai's missing chain-link

Mumbai sacked their coach after the loss in the Ranj Trophy quarter-final this year, but Sanjay Manjrekar, writing in the Mid-day, says the problem could be elsewhere.

This art of getting big scores consistently was passed on to Mumbai batsmen over the years by a senior batting stalwart in the team at any given point of time. During my formative Ranji years, it was Sandeep Patil. So, more than a good coach, what Mumbai really needs is to reestablish that chain link where a senior accomplished batsman passes on his learnings to the next generation while on the field.

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