Cricket - Featured - February 13, 2019

Mithun Manhas appointed assistant coach of Kohli’s RCB

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is gearing up for the twelfth season of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) has made some changes to its coaching department. Gary Kirsten, the World Cup-winning coach got appointed as the franchise’s head coach. Alongside him, Ashish Nehra joined the camp as the bowling coach. To mentor the domestic players and clinch their first IPL trophy, RCB has recently appointed, the veteran domestic cricket from Jammu & Kashmir, Mithun Manhas as their assistant coach.
He has already started the coaching duties and was seen at NCA, along with the RCB team.

Mithun’s experience will be the value addition

Mithun Manhas is a widely known name in India cricket. He is in the top-four run-scorers in Indian First-Class cricket – scoring 8554 runs and stands at the fourth position in this list; just behind Wasim Jaffer (11,225), Amol Muzumdar (9202) and Devendra Bundela (9201). The right-handed batsman from J&K for most of the career represented Delhi and he has been a part of the IPL for seven seasons where he has played for the three-times champions, Chennai Super Kings. And also, Pune Warriors India (Defunct) and Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals).

Mithun Manhas in a press conference as the Kings XI Punjab asst. coach last season.

Coaching is not something for Mithun Manhas, has been a part of Kings XI Punjab’s coaching department as the assistant coach, Bangladesh U-19 team and also, mentored and played at the same time for the J&K side in Ranji Trophy 2016-17 season.

Manhas, who had played for the Delhi Ranji Team for over a decade; had helped North Zone lift the Deodhar Trophy with a back-to-back hundred as the stand-in skipper in the absence of injured Dinesh Mongia.

In an interview after getting appointed the former Ranji legend said, he is looking forward to working with Gary, Nehra and the India and RCB captain, Virat Kohli. He said,

“We are looking forward to winning the IPL title this season,” Manhas added.

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