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‘Big occasion of Test cricket got better of Afghanistan’

DNMUM416390 | 6/18/2018 | Author : G Krishnan | WC :397



Bengaluru: Umesh Patwal may not have played first-class cricket. He has played first division cricket in Mumbai for Cricket Club of India with former India bowlers Ajit Agarkar and Sairaj Bahutule, played with Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane for Payyade SC in the current Indian stars’ formative years and has also played competitive cricket in Dubai and England.
But, it is as coach that he is making a mark. He has guided Rashid Khan-led Band-e-Amir Dragons, the Afghanistan domestic team, to their T20 cricket league title last year.
As batting coach of the Afghanistan team that played their first ever Test at M Chinnaswamy Stadium here, Patwal has had a major role in the country fulfilling its dream. He is the lone Indian in the Afgh
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