‘Batting is now less artistic, more power-based’ – Amol Muzumdar

‘Batting is now less artistic, more power-based’ – Amol Muzumdar

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In our latest episode we talk to Amol Muzumdar, a legend for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy and a bona fide domestic great. Muzumdar’s illustrious career spanned two decades and he finished with 9,205 runs in the Ranji Trophy – which stands as the second-highest aggregate of all time.
Muzumdar scored 30 first-class hundreds and was the backbone of the Mumbai Ranji Trophy side through much of the 1990s and 2000s. He won seven Ranji Trophy championships with Mumbai and captained them to the title in 2006-07, when they rallied after a poor start and upstaged the rest of the competition.
Talking points:
  • The importance of playing league cricket in England
  • How helmets transformed batting techniques – and resulted in more players getting hit on the head
  • Today’s players preferring power-hitting techniques to an artistic approach
  • The delicate balance with coaching – what to tell a player and when to pass on advice
  • How players can be so vulnerable to advice, and change the techniques that have been working for them
  • The case of Gautam Gambhir and Mayank Agarwal making tweaks to their batting technique
  • The concern over lack of quality spinners in Indian domestic cricket – and its knock-on effect on batting techniques against spin
  • How DRS has been a game-changer with regard to playing against spin
  • Pujara’s unique approach to spinners and why it works

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Participants:

Amol Muzumdar (@amolmuzumdar11)

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee)

Mahesh Sethuraman (@cornerd)

Related:

Amol Muzumdar’s chat with R Ashwin – YouTube video

Amol Muzumdar interview – Sportsnasha.com – YouTube

Amol Muzumdar interview with Cyrus Broacha – Cyrus Says podcast

Ask Me Anything with Amol Muzumdar – NewsBytes – YouTube video

‘When you step into the ground, it doesn’t matter what team you are playing for’ – Amol Muzumdar interview – ESPNcricinfo

Might they have played for India? – V Ramnarayan – ESPNcricinfo

Defence as the best form of defence – Sriram Veera on Sitanshu Kotak – ESPNcricinfo

Is the DRS a good thing? – Kartikeya Date – ESPNcricinfo

Are umpires giving more lbws now than they did before DRS? – Karthik Krishnaswamy – ESPNcricinfo

Cheteshwar Pujara interview – Subash Jayaraman – Couchtalks podcast

Abhinav Mukund interview – 81allout podcast

 

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