Vinay Kumar joins Mumbai Indians as talent scout

Vinay Kumar joins Mumbai Indians as talent scout

On Thursday, Mumbai Indians announced the appointment of former India pacer Vinay Kumar as its talent scout. Vinay is the latest addition to the talent scout division of the defending champions, which also includes Parthiv Patel in its ranks.

"I am honoured at this opportunity to associate with Mumbai Indians again. Mumbai Indians strive for excellence in every aspect of the game, and scouting talents is undoubtedly their key strength. It's a new chapter, and personally, I reckon it as an opportunity for me to give back to cricket," said the 37-year-old Vinay in a press release by the franchise.

Mumbai Indians has had a successful outing in the IPL especially under the leadership of Rohit Sharma. The team had lifted the title in IPL 2019 and 2020. The matches for IPL 2021 had to be postponed due to the second wave and are expected to be played later this year. 

Coming back to Vinay, he has a first-class career spanning 17 years. During this time, he has taken 504 wickets in 139 matches. Vinay captained Karnataka to two Ranji Trophy title wins as well as two Vijay Hazare Trophy wins in 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons.

He has also been a part of 31 ODI, 9 T20 matches and one Test match. As a player in the IPL, Vinay was part of Mumbai Indians winning campaigns in 2015 & 2017. Vinay announced his retirement from the game in February 2021.

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