Former Mumbai batsman Amol Muzumdar named South Africa's interim batting coach

Muzumdar has also been the batting coach of Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, alongside coaching India's Under 19 and Under 23 sides at the National Cricket Academy

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Former Mumbai batsman Amol Muzumdar has been named as South Africa's interim batting coach for the three-match Test series against India. His appointment was confirmed by Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday, September 9. 

In 1994, Muzumdar made his first-class debut for Mumbai (Bombay) in 1994 against Haryana. He was considered to be a consistent performer at the domestic level as he accumulated 11,167 runs in first-class cricket. Incidentally, Mazumdar is the second-highest run-getter in the history of the Ranji Trophy.

After playing professional cricket, Mazumdar retired from first-class cricket in September 2014. Now, the veteran player coaches various teams and has been the batting coach of Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL). On the other hand, he has also coached India's Under 19 and Under 23 sides at the National Cricket Academy. In December 2013, he also took over as the batting coach of the Netherlands.

Meanwhile, Muzumdar stated that cricket has and will always continue to be his calling. He added that after spending 25 years as a player, now he wants to spend coming 25 years to groom talents on the cricket field.

Starting on October 2, South Africa are scheduled to play three Tests versus India in Visakhapatnam, Pune and Ranchi.

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