Chamba, September 23
Former cricketer of Himachal Rajeev Nayyar from Chamba has been given the project as head coach of Ranji Trophy cricket crew by the Union Territory Cricket Affiliation (UTCA) Chandigarh.
Expressing his gratitude to the governing physique of the UTCA right here on Thursday, Nayyar mentioned he was grateful to UTCA president Sanjay Tandon for giving him the project as degree ‘B’ coach.
“I’ve an expertise of 20 years in top notch cricket. I used to be earlier a selector with Himachal Pradesh Cricket Affiliation (HPCA) senior crew for 5 years”, mentioned Rajeev whereas sharing his expertise. He mentioned he had performed cricket below the steerage of his father Main SC Nayyar, who was captain of the primary HP Ranji crew.
Rajeev captained Himachal Pradesh Ranji Trophy for 10 years. He has to his credit score a number of data at nationwide and worldwide degree.
Recipient of Parshuram award from the Himachal authorities, Rajeev’s title figured within the Guinness Guide of World Report in 1999 for the longest keep on the wicket. He broke the 40 yr previous report made by legend batsman from Pakistan Hanif Mohammad.
He emerged the primary batsman from Himachal to attain 952 runs in 1999 in top notch cricket and received second place in batting in India within the yr. He’s the primary batsman who scored a century for HP in Ranji Trophy. He’s the primary batsman of the state to attain first century in opposition to Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Providers and J&Ok and the primary state bowler to get 5 wickets in a Ranji match.
“I scored a century in my final recreation of Ranji match and gained the sport for my crew,” Rajeev mentioned.