MUMBAI: Former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene has supplanted Ricky Ponting as the head mentor of Mumbai Indians for the up and coming Indian Premier League (IPL).
Jayawardene’s arrangement has come in the wake of Ponting’s agreement finding some conclusion.
The previous Australia skipper was Mumbai Indians boss mentor for as far back as two seasons subsequent to assuming responsibility from previous India mentor John Wright.
Remarking on the Sri Lankan’s arrangement, group proprietor Nita Ambani said, “Jayawardene is a shrewd figure in the advanced period of cricket. He is an immaculate good example for the youthful Mumbai Indians squad. I am certain our worldwide fans, who have dependably had faith in the group and expects the best, will welcome Mahela to our Mumbai Indians family.”
Jayawardene has rich involvement in restricted overs cricket having being a piece of the triumphant World T20 2014 Sri Lankan squad and driving the nation to the finals of 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup. The 39-year-old has the imperative state of mind and the craving for another part in his vocation.
The Sri Lankan while tolerating the test has named his new task as the “begin of another section” and is anticipating bringing the best of his life figuring out how to the field.
“I am exceptionally energized by the arrangement and happy that the Mumbai Indians administration valued my presentation and thoughts,” said Jayawardene including, “I am anticipating working with a truly gifted squad, all the bolster staff, and the proprietors to fortify the two-time IPL champions.
“Mumbai Indians have the most enthusiastic fan base in the IPL and I have dependably been wowed by the astonishing bolster the group gets at Wankhede Stadium. In what is another section in my vocation, I will endeavor hard to bring them more on-field achievement and happiness.”
Jayawardene will soon be making a trip to Mumbai to direct a detail meeting with the group administration.