Maratha Arabians name former India star Virender Sehwag as batting coach for T10 League

Sport360 staff 18:27 29/07/2018
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Same colours again: Virender Sehwag (right) with T10 League chairman Shaji Ul-Mulk

T10 League franchise Maratha Arabians have appointed former India international Virender Sehwag as their batting coach for the second edition of the tournament in Sharjah later this year.

Sehwag, 39, was part of the Arabians squad that played in the 2017 edition but will now offer his expertise as a member of the coaching squad which includes ex-Pakistan fast-bowler Wasim Akram.

Franchise co-owners Parvez Khan and Ali Tumbi are delighted to rope in the 2011 World Cup winner, who amassed 16,000 international runs in his career.

“We had Virendra Sehwag playing for Maratha Arabians in its first season and this year he comes in as a batting coach. We are very happy to have India’s star player as our batting coach this year,” Khan was quoted as saying by TimesNow.

Tumbi added: “Sehwag understands the T10 format very well since he was a very crucial part of our team last year. We believe, his guidance & coaching to our young players will give us a very strong batting order.”

In last week’s Mini Draft in Dubai, Arabians strengthened their squad with the signings of top-ranked T20 bowler Rashid Khan, who will make his debut in the shortest format as well as West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo.

They also acquired Australia pacer James Faulkner and Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal. They will finalise their roster in the main draft in Dubai on September 2.

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