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Vinay Kumar set to be part of Mumbai Indians Talent Scout team

Aryasekhar Chakraborty ∙ 29 July 2021

Vinay Kumar set to be part of Mumbai Indians Talent Scout team

Former Indian pacer Vinay Kumar has been roped in as a Talent Scout for the five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians. Vinay Kumar who recently played for the India Legends in the Road Safety World Series is the latest entrant in the list of talent scouts. Former wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel was also appointed as a Talent Scout not long ago. Vinay Kumar despite not having an illustrious international career was one of the stalwarts in the domestic circuit. He led Karnataka to two Ranji Trophy titles and was also part of the Mumbai Indians squad when they won the title in 2015 and 2017. The medium-pacer bid adieu to professional cricket in February 2021. Mumbai Indians owner Akash Ambani expressed his delight at hiring Vinay Kumar in the talent scout programme. Vinay will be working closely with the coaching staff and the team management. “I am delighted to have Vinay join our talent scout programme. 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 said. Having represented Mumbai Indians as a player, Vinay Kumar felt honoured at getting the opportunity to get associated with Mumbai Indians again. “I am honoured for this opportunity to associate with Mumbai Indians again. Mumbai Indians strives 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 Kumar said.

Former Karnataka skipper and India bowler R Vinay Kumar bids adieu to competitive cricket

Somya Kapoor ∙ 26 Feb 2021

Former Karnataka skipper and India bowler R Vinay Kumar bids adieu to competitive cricket

Fast bowler R Vinay Kumar has hung his boots from international and first-class cricket. In a release, the right-arm bowler thanked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for providing him with the opportunity represent India. Kumar played one Test, 31 ODIS and 9 T20Is for India. He picked one wicket in Test cricket while 38 and 10 in ODIs and T20Is respectively. In 105 IPL matches, Vinay Kumar had 105 scalps to his name at an economy of over 8. He has been a part of KKR, RCB, MI and Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the IPL. Vinay Kumar, 37, also led Karnataka to various titles including the Ranji Trophy, Irani Trophy and also the Vijay Hazare Trophy as well. In total, Kumar played 139 First-Class games and took 504 wickets in them. He was more than useful batter down the order as well and scored 3311 first-class runs with two hundred and 17 fifties to his credit. "Today "Devangere Express" after running for 25 years and passing so many stations of cricketing life, has finally arrived to a station called "Retirement", " wrote Kumar in a letter posted on his Twitter account.