Royal Challengers Bangalore have drafted in UAE captain Ahmed Raza and teenager Karthik Meiyappan to coach with them throughout the IPL, starting on Saturday.
The National newspaper reported that Raza has accomplished his necessary quarantine on the staff lodge right here and has began training with the Virat Kohli-led squad.
Raza, a left-arm spinner, comes into the RCB camp after being really useful by their bowling coach Sridharan Sriram, who had additionally sought the UAE skipper’s help as a spin marketing consultant with the Australian staff once they toured the Emirates.
“I was introduced to the players and support staff, and it was really nice for Sri (Sriram) to put in that word for me. He introduced me as the UAE captain. And can you imagine AB walking up to you and saying: ‘Thank you for helping us out.’ Seriously, it was surreal,” stated Raza.
Raza has been a part of the nationwide staff for 14 years. Asked about his ideas on staying in IPL’s bio-bubble, the 31-year-old stated: “It does feel slightly strange being in this bio-secure bubble, but credit to the IPL and RCB.”
“This hotel is great, they have a fantastic team room, and when we have a private area of beach access as well. And then it was great to be involved in my first training session at the ICC Academy as well, as it felt like going back home.”
The 19-year-old is a leg-spinner, who has performed 4 ODIs for UAE.
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