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Vinay Kumar joins Mumbai Indians As Talent Scout

Former India speed bowler Vinay Kumar has been named Mumbai Indians’ talent scout.

Vinay Kumar a Consistent Performer

During the 2015 and 2017 seasons, the medium-pacer was a key member of MI’s victorious teams. Vinay Kumar made his IPL debut in 2008 and finished with 105 wickets.

Vinay Kumar

Vinay, who led Karnataka to two Ranji Trophy victories, was a reliable performer on the home circuit, with 442 scalps in the Ranji. He also went on to play for his country in 41 international matches. In February of this year, Vinay announced his retirement from first-class and international cricket.

“I am delighted to have Vinay join our talent scout program. Mumbai Indians is established on strong fundamentals of discovering talent and belief in nurturing youth. I am confident Vinay will add value to our ideology and scouting strength,” Akash Ambani, owner of MI, said.

“I am honored for this opportunity to associate with Mumbai Indians again. Mumbai Indians strive for excellence in every aspect of the game, and scouting talents is undoubtedly their key strength. It’s a new chapter, and personally, I reckon it as an opportunity for me to give back to cricket,” Vinay said.

Parthiv Patel, a former India wicketkeeper-batsman, joined the MI as a talent scout in December 2020.

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