Anil Kumble joins Mumbai Indians as Chief Mentor
Mumbai Indians today appointed the former Indian captain and leg-spinner Anil Kumble as the team’s Chief Mentor ahead of the start of Pepsi IPL 2013 season.
The 42-year-old Kumble not only holds the record of being the highest Indian wicket taker in both Test as well as ODI but is also a highly respected sportsman world over for his enormous experience and cricketing intelligence.
Commenting on his appointment, Anil Kumble said, “In my discussion with Reliance Group Management, I find that they have a great and compelling vision for sports in this country, which aligns with my venture Tenvic Sports’ aspirations in making ‘sports’ as the main catalyst of youth development.
“Mumbai Indians is a very competitive team in the IPL with high profile players and committed owners. It’s my honour to join the Mumbai Indians as Chief Mentor and to align our joint interest in making sports as an important agenda in youth development. I look forward to the new assignment,” added Kumble.
Mrs. Nita Ambani, Mumbai Indians said, “In Anil Kumble, we have a new Chief Mentor who has extensive cricketing knowledge not only as a player of international stature but also as an able administrator. He is one of India’s leading sporting icons and we have great pleasure in having him on board.”
About Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians is the Mumbai-based IPL franchise owned by IndiaWin Sports Pvt. Ltd, a group company of Reliance Industries Ltd. Mumbai Indians has had a phenomenal rise over the last four years, both on and off the field. As a brand, Mumbai Indians is closely followed by approx. 3 million fans across the globe. Brand Mumbai Indians is ranked as the 7th most followed Indian brand in social media space (a study done by Nielsen & Mckinsey joint venture Incite for year 2012). The team finished as a finalist in IPL 2010, a semi-finalist in IPL 2011 and followed it up with a scintillating performance to win the Champions League T20 trophy the same year.
The strong fan-base can be ascribed to the Mumbai Indians’ team values – ‘Play Like One’. The franchise promotes togetherness, team spirit and cohesiveness in diversity, both on and off the field. Mumbai Indians has the potent combination of Indian and International stars such as Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Pragyan Ojha, Rohit Sharma, Mitchell Johnson, Dinesh Karthik, and Dwyane Smith. In keeping with its philosophy of encouraging talent and youth, the team also includes Ambati Rayudu, Dhawal Kulkarni, Surya Kumar Yadav, Abu Nechim and a host of other budding, talented players.
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