RCB appoint Mithun Manhas as Assistant Coach: The IPL franchise has made another addition to their support staff.
IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore have signed former Delhi batsman Mithun Manhas as assistant coach for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League. Royal Challengers had earlier promoted former South Africa opening batsman Gary Kirsten as the Head Coach (from being a Batting Coach last year).
Been part of the IPL since its inaugural season in 2008, Royal Challengers are one of the three teams to have not won a single IPL title till now.
Mithun Manhas joins RCB
In a conversation with EXCELSIOR, Manhas confirmed his appointment and laid emphasis on winning the IPL title in IPL 2019. “We are looking forward for winning the IPL title this season,” he was quoted as saying.
Manhas’ appointment was initially made public by sports journalist Mushtaq War, who took to social media platform Twitter to make the announcement.
Thanks a lot Mushtaq Sahib !!
— Mithun Manhas 🇮🇳 (@MithunManhas) February 12, 2019
Ranji legend for Delhi & Jammu & Kashmir
Originally from Jammu & Kashmir, Manhas has been a Ranji Trophy legend while playing for Delhi and J&K. Currently, he holds the fourth spot (8,554) when it comes to most runs scored in India’s most prestigious tournament.
Having played 157 First-class matches in his nearly two-decade long career, Manhas scored 9,714 runs at an average of 45.82, including 27 centuries and 49 half-centuries.
Manhas has also played in the Indian Premier League for Delhi Daredevils, Pune Warriors India and Chennai Super Kings. In terms of coaching, he has been part of Kings XI Punjab’s support staff in the recent past.
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on RCB below:
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) February 12, 2019
With 376 runs and 13 wickets in as many games, Marcus Stoinis has struck the right note of consistency of late!
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) February 11, 2019
Storm the stadium with chants and show your support towards Namma @RCBTweets!
Let us all make chants an integral part of Cricket in India.
— Royal Challengers Namma Team (@nammateamrcb) February 10, 2019
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) February 10, 2019