Hyderabad: Amol Mazumdar, on Monday, was named as South Africa's batting coach for three-match Test Series against India starting next month.
The 44-year-old cricketer is one of the talented players in the Indian cricketing arena, but he never featured in the Indian team despite amassing massive runs in the domestic circuit.
Mazumdar has 11,167 runs with 30 centuries at an average of 48.13 against his name.
Apart from this, Amol was previously appointed the batting coach of IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals. He had also coached India's Under 19 and Under 23 sides at the National Cricket Academy. Earlier, In 2013, Amol took over as the batting coach of the Netherlands.
India will take on South Africa in the first of three-match Test series starting at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam, from October 2. Before the Test series, India will also play three T20Is against the visiting Proteas.