Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday announced to appoint former India cricketer Sairaj Bahutule as their spin bowling coach. The second camp that got underway on Tuesday at the Cricket Club of India, Mumbai will see Sairaj pass on some tricks of spin bowling to the players.
Bahutule is the new addition to Royals support staff that is being headed by Zubin Bharucha. A former India Test player and a domestic stalwart from Mumbai, Bahutule was an effective leg spinner and equally handy batsman.
In 118 first class games, he has picked 630 wickets at an average of 26 that proves his class. He has scored 6,176 runs with nine centuries at a healthy average of 31.83.
Commenting on his appointment, the 45-year-old said,”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 mentor. I am looking forward to work with the players and share my knowledge, guide them through as we prepare for the gruelling season.”
Bahutule and Royals’ Head of Cricket Bharucha, a former Mumbai batsman, will be in charge of the three-day camp that will see participation from more than 10 Rajasthan Royals players. The emphasis of the training camp will be on fitness drills, role-specific training and stimulating different match situations.