Former Indian cricketer and batsman Vinod Kambli might not have had an illustrious career; however, he is a well-known name in the cricketing fraternity. Known to have played plenty of cricket with the pioneer Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli could not touch the heights that his long-time friend did. At present, the 48-year old is targetting a batting consultant job in IPL.
Vinod Kambli missed out on playing in the inaugural edition of IPL when a terrible shin injury ended his career. Having made his international debut in 1991, Vinod Kambli went on to play in 17 Tests and 104 ODIs till 2000. However, the left-handed batsman went on to feature in domestic cricket till 2004. It was owing to his shin injury that Kambli had to opt out of the Ranji team and consequently retire.
Vinod Kambli asserted he is ready to be the batting consultant for any team in IPL. The former Indian middle-order batsman opened up on his shin injury and operation that forced him to miss the cash-rich league in 2008. While he still has a rod in his left leg, the dream for him remains to serve as a batting coach for one of the franchises.
“I’m available for any team as a batting consultant. Due to the operation on my shin, I couldn’t run, and thus couldnn’t play in the first edition of IPL in 2008. I eventually pulled out of the Mumbai Ranji team and retired. I still have a rod in my left leg. However, it’s been my dream to be a batting consultant with one of the teams in the IPL,” Kambli told Times of India.
All the leg-spinners were bowling googlies: Vinod Kambli
The Mumbai-born cricketer revealed to have keenly following the 13th edition of IPL. He observed that wrist-spinners more often than not delivered googlies and conceded it’s challenging to face them. Kambli, who was precise in his footwork against the spinners, claimed he could help them counter those.
“If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter, you’d have seen that I followed IPL 2020 very closely. All the leg-spinners were bowling googlies. It’s a challenge to face so many googlies and I can help the batsmen in that regard,” he added further.