Shardul Thakur and Balwinder Singh Sandhu's fine display of bowling injected more drama into the Ranji Trophy semifinal which seems headed for an exciting finish with Mumbai needing 384 runs to dethrone defending champions Karnataka.
Twenty-eight aspirants, some of them former Test players, were interviewed today for the job of coaches in different age groups representing Mumbai including the senior team by the local cricket association.
Former India seamer and Mumbai coach Balwinder Singh Sandhu feels that veteran pacer Zaheer Khan should be picked for India`s tour of South Africa later this year as his years of experience at the international level would come in handy.
The resignations of former India cricketers Balwinder Singh Sandhu and Nilesh Kulkarni from Mumbai Cricket Association`s recommendatory body for development of the game, CIC, does not constitute a crisis, according to MCA president Ravi Savant.
Balwinder Singh Sandhu (Jr) bagged five wickets but Mumbai let Punjab off the hook as the visitors rode on number seven batsman Bipul Sharma`s half century to post 226 on the opening day of their concluding Elite Group A Ranji Trophy match on Wednesday.