New Delhi: Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals, who are making a come back to the League after serving a two-year ban, named former India spinner Sairaj Bahutule as their spin bowling coach. Also Read - Mitchell Starc Reaches Settlement in Insurance Fight of USD 1.53 Million For Missing 2018 IPL Due to Injury
Bahutule played 188 first class games for Mumbai and picked up 630 wickets at an average of 26 apart from scoring 6,176 runs with nine centuries at an average of 31.83. Also Read - Wasim Akram Calls IPL Bigger Tournament Than PSL, Points Major Differences Between The Two T20 Leagues
Bahutule also played two Test matches and picked up three wickets for India and represented the country in eight One Day Internationals. Also Read - IPL 2020 Bio-Bubble: Franchises Fret Over WAGS, Local Drivers, Security, Hospitality
Bahutule has been the coach of Bengal Ranji side for three years now.
“It is a privilege to be part of Rajasthan Royals coaching staff. I am excited to be part of a team that has legendary Shane Warne as a mentor. I am looking forward to working with the players and share my knowledge, guide them through as we prepare for the gruelling season,” Bahutule was quoted as saying in a press release.
Rajasthan Royals had appointed Shane Warne as team’s mentor and Australia batsman Steve Smith as the skipper. (With PTI inputs)