Former Indian Wicket goalkeeper Ajay Ratra has joined the Indian Premier LeagueIPL) Delhi Capitals as assistant coach, announced the franchise on Sunday.
Ratra, 39, recently coached Assam in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He was also the coach of the Punjab and worked as a field game and weekend wrestling coach on the Indian women’s team. This will be his first stay with an IPL franchise.
Ratra became the youngest goalkeeper on a wicket to score a Test Century in 2002, when he was 20. He played six tests and 12 ODIs for India. He joins the coaching staff of Delhi Capitals, headed by Ricky Ponting, which also includes Mohammad Kaif, Pravin Amre and James Hopes.
“I am honored to join Delhi Capitals as an assistant coach. This is a very exciting team to work with, full of talent. I look forward to meeting the team and contributing to its success. I am grateful to Delhi’s management. Capitals for giving me this wonderful opportunity, “Ratra said.