Vastavam web: All eyes will be on Arjun Tendulkar when Indian colts start their campaign against Sri Lanka but for Under-19 team’s new bowling coach Sanath Kumar, “he will be like any other member of the team”.A revered coach in domestic circuit, Kumar will guide the fresh batch of India U-19 bowlers including Tendulkar Jr as Paras Mhambrey is on India A duty in England.
Ask him about how he would handle Arjun considering his selection had garnered a lot of attention, Kumar told :”I don’t know about that as it’s not my area of concern but as a coach, all the boys are equal for me.”Kumar has earned a reputation for successfully coaching smaller states (Assam to Ranji Trophy semi-finals, Andhra to Vijay Hazare semi-finals) and will be coaching a national team for the second time.
“I worked as a coach with Indian women’s team in 2008 during their tour of England. This time I am contracted to work till the end of the U-19 Asia Cup in Bangladesh in October,” Kumar informed.”Look, in a short span of time, you can’t really work a lot on the technical aspect as they will be playing matches. I would like to focus more on strategic part. Would like to prepare the boys for match situations with simulations,” he said.