Former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Ajay Ratra has been appointed as the assistant coach of the team Delhi Capitals. He will work with head coach Ricky Ponting
Delhi Capitals were runners-up after losing to Mumbai Indians in the final of last season. IPL 2021 will start on April 9.
39-year-old Ajay Ratra recently coached the Assam team in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Tournament and Vijay Hazare Trophy. He has also coached the Punjab team in the past.
He has also served as the fielding and wicketkeeping coach of the Indian women’s team. However, he is associated with a team for the first time in the IPL franchise.
It is a great team to work in which has a lot of talent. I want to join the team and contribute to its success. I am thankful to the Delhi Capitals management for giving me this great opportunity.- Ajay Ratra said
His experience as a player and coach will be very important as we want to strengthen the franchise. We are making him very happy and wish him all the best for the upcoming season. – Delhi Capitals management said
Ajay Ratra was played by the Haryana team. He was a member of the team that won the Under 19 World Cup in the year 2000. He made his debut for the Indian team from the series against England in 2002.
In 2002 that he scored a Test century on the West Indies tour. He did this feat at the age of 20 years and he became the youngest wicket-keeper to score a Test century.
This record is still in his name. At the same time, he was the second wicket-keeper batsman to score a century abroad. However, he has dropped out of Team India due to not doing well for the country consistently.
He played six Tests and 12 ODIs for India. Out of these, 99 first-class matches scored 4029 runs and had 233 catches and 27 steppings. At the same time, 108 hunts were done with 1381 runs in 89 List A matches.