Ahead of the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL 2022), Delhi Capitals today announced the appointment of former India pacer Ajit Agarkar as the team’s new Assistant Coach. Agarkar joins the Delhi Capitals coaching staff of Ricky Ponting (Head Coach), Pravin Amre (Assistant Coach) and James Hopes (Bowling Coach).
“I am very excited to be part of Delhi Capitals squad for this season,” Agarkar expressed, on the development.
“I have been lucky enough to be a player and to be returning in a different capacity. It’s obviously very exciting. We have a young and terrific squad led by one of the most talented players in the world – Rishabh Pant. And the coach Ricky Ponting has been a legend of the game. Looking forward to working with them, can’t wait to get started and creating some special memories,” he added.
Delhi’s assignment will be Ajit Agarkar first time in any coaching role. The 44-year-old, with 288 ODI and 58 Test wickets to his name, has represented Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils in the IPL. Agarkar also led Mumbai for the first time in the Ranji Trophy and helped them win the title in 2012-13.
In IPL, the pacer played for Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) from 2011 to 2013. He had also played for Kolkata Knight Riders between 2008 and 2010. In all, he has played 62 T20 matches and picked up 47 wickets.
This week, Delhi Capitals also signed OctaFX as the principal sponsor for the IPL 2022 season.