Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Anil Kumble is the chief mentor of Mumbai Indians

The former Indian cricket team captain, Anil Kumble, has joined Mumbai Indians, one of the franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL), as its chief mentor. By joining the franchise, he has replaced the former South African all-rounder Shaun Pollock.
Mumbai Indians has decided to appoint Anil Kumble, the experienced former leg-spinner and the third highest wicket-taker of all time, for the role after their contract with Pollock has come to an end. This season MI will be seen going through the stage of rebuilding their team.
Mumbai Indians’ performance in the cash-rich Twenty20 league is not up to the mark. They could reach the final of the league only once in 2010 and lost to Chennai Super Kings. They have not won the title yet, but they won the Twenty20 Champions League in 2011.
Anil Kumble had been associated with Royal Challengers Bangalore as player and mentor for the last five years. Under his captaincy, RCB made it to the final in 2009 and reached to the semi-final in the next year.
The 42-year-old Kumble will now be seen assisting the MI franchise as they are looking to claim the IPL trophy. It is expected that MI will make an official announcement soon.