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Rajkumar Sharma, India captain Virat Kohli’s childhood coach, represented Delhi in 9 first-class matches.

The Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Thursday appointed former Delhi cricketers KP Bhaskar and Rajkumar Sharma as the head coach and bowling coach of the senior men’s team respectively.

“We are pleased to announce the appointment of KP Bhaskar as head coach and Rajkumar Sharma as bowling coach of the senior men’s team. We wish them luck for the season,” DDCA tweeted.

Bhaskar, who played 95 first-class matches, coached Uttarakhan last season and takes over the reins from Mithun Manhas. Bhaskar had served as the head coach of Delhi in 2016 during which an ugly spat between him and skipper Gautam Gambhir made the dressing room environment quite tense.

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Bhaskar tasted success between 1983 and 1989 in the Ranji Trophy where he averaged about 70. Although he did not play for India, he was once a standby for India’s tour of Sri Lanka in 1985. He has represented the Rest of India to play against Bombay in Nagpur and he scored a century in the second innings.

Rajkumar, India captain Virat Kohli’s childhood coach, represented Delhi in 9 first-class matches. In 2016, the offspinner was awarded the Dronacharya Award for the success of Kohli on the international stage.