The former Mumbai batsman, Amol Muzumdar has been named as South Africa's interim batting coach for the three-match Test series versus India, it was confirmed by Cricket South Africa on Monday.
Muzumdar, who made his first-class debut for Mumbai way back in 1994 versus Haryana, was a consistent performer at the domestic level, accumulating 11,167 runs in first-class cricket. His prolific run in the domestic circuit made him the second-highest run-getter in Ranji Trophy tournament.
Muzumdar, who retired from first-class cricket in September 2014, has now taken over the role of coaching various teams. He holds high-performance coaching certificates from the BCCI and Cricket Australia. He 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. In December 2013, he also took over as the batting coach of the Netherlands
"Amol is a perfect fit for us. He brings an intimate knowledge of Indian playing conditions and the challenges our batsmen are likely to face. He also assisted us at the spin bowling camp we held recently in India and thus has already built up a good working relationship with Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma and Zubayr Hamza," commented CSA Acting Director of Cricket Corrie van Zyl.
"Cricket has always been and will continue to be my calling," said Muzumdar. "Having spent 25 years on the pitch as a player I intend to spend the next 25 tappings and grooming talent on the cricket field. I am very excited about this new chapter to my coaching career."