Vijay Dahiya, MS Dhoni
Vijay Dahiya (Credits - Getty)

Last Update on: December 4th, 2019 at 06:13 pm

Delhi Capitals made an impressive start to the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League. Having played 14 games, they won 9 games and lost 5. They finished third in the IPL 2019 points table. Ahead of the upcoming lucrative tournament, they are trying to sort out their woes in order to start the season with a bang. In the latest development, Delhi Capitals have signed former India wicketkeeper-batsman Vijay Dahiya as Chief Talent scout for IPL 2020.

According to a report in Times of India, the franchise has parted ways with Pravin Amre, who was working with the franchise for a long period. It should be noted that Vijay Dahiya had a long stint with two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders. Plying his trade as an assistant coach under Trevor Bayliss, Dahiya played an important role in KKR going for Gautam Gambhir in the mega IPL 2011 auction.

Vijay Dahiya
Vijay Dahiya. (Credits: Twitter)

Dahiya also coached Delhi state team

The former Indian opener was purchased for Rs. 11 Crore. KKR eventually ended their trophy drought under him as the franchise won the glory in IPL 2012 and 2014. Dahiya has also coached Delhi state team for a long stint. But now he does commentary in international and domestic matches.

The veteran Delhi cricketer played 2 Tests and 19 ODIs in his career. After calling it quits from domestic cricket in 2006/07, Dahiya coached Delhi to the final of Ranji Trophy tournament in the next season under Gambhir. Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals will miss out on the services of advisor Sourav Ganguly who is now BCCI President.

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Sourav Ganguly. Credit: BCCI

He will not be able to hold more than one post in India’s governing body. He is also not permitted to do commentary as well. The former Indian skipper joined Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL 2019. After 7 long years. DC made it to the playoffs but surrendered at the hands of Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1.