Fresh challenge awaits Ghavri at Mumbai

Published: Monday, July 4, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai:Karsan Ghavri who returns to coach Mumbai for a second time will have a different challenge this time - to make a difference to the Ranji Trophy team.

Things won't be as easy as it was in his first stint in 1993-94. For starters, Mumbai in all probability will not have the services of their last season's skipper Sairaj Bahutule.

It may be mentioned that in 1993-94, Ghavri had Ravi Shastri leading the side that won the Ranji Trophy after an eight-year gap.

Ghavri's track record as coach of Mumbai is blemishless.

The only season he coached, Mumbai won both the Ranji Trophy One-dayers and the longer version.

Ghavri returned to Mumbai yesterday after putting behind a disappointing two-year spell with Bengal.

The 54-year-old former left-arm pace bowler who had partnered the legendary Kapil Dev at the beginning of the latter's international career has come a long way since 1970, the year he landed in Mumbai from Rajkot to pursue his dreams.

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