Sachin Tendulkar made an appearance at the Wankhede Stadium, scene of his emotional farewell from cricket in November last year, to talk to Mumbai Ranji Trophy team members after they were stunned by Jammu and Kashmir by four wickets in their season opening Group A game.
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.
All-rounder Abhishek Nayar, leading run-getter for 39-time Ranji champions Mumbai this season, on Monday said he has made some changes to his stance with the help of former coach Pravin Amre, which seem to have paid dividends.
Suresh Raina, whose modest record in Tests is in sharp contrast to his performance in limited overs cricket, said the batting tips he got from former India player Pravin Amre ahead of India `A` team`s tour game against the visiting England team is worthwhile.
Domestic record-setting batsman, Amol Muzumdar on Tuesday endorsed the new Ranji Trophy format featuring all teams in three groups - A, B and C - and points system along with a host of cricketer-turned coaches.