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Gujarat Lions appoints Kaif as Assistant Coach


Mohammad Kaif was appointed as the assistant coach of the Gujarat Lions team on Friday.
Mohammad Kaif was appointed as the assistant coach of the Gujarat Lions team on Friday.

The former middle-order batsman Kaif said he is looking forward to the new role.

IPL franchise Gujarat Lions on Friday appointed former Indian middle-order batsman Mohammad Kaif as its assistant coach for the upcoming season starting April 5.

Speaking on appointment, Keshav Bansal, Director, Intex Technologies and Owner, Gujarat Lions said: “Kaif is a great resource for our team, who has valuable experience and in-depth knowledge of the sport.

“The experience that he carries of the game, made us realise that he needs to be given larger roles as it will prove beneficial in our efforts to develop the game. I am confident that our team will benefit immensely from his guidance and mentorship.”

Kaif said he is looking forward to the new role.

“I am looking forward to my new role as an Assistant Coach in the team. It will be a great opportunity to work with a dynamic owner like Keshav Bansal and with an extremely talented players with likes of Suresh Raina, Ravinder Jadeja, Bravo etc.,” he said.

source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> Sport> Cricket / PTI / New Delhi – February 17th, 2017

Mohammad Kaif joins elite list of players to score 10,000 runs in first-class cricket



The discarded Indian batsman Mohammad Kaif, yesterday, got inducted to the elite list of players to score 10000 runs in first-class cricket. He achieved this milestone in his debut game for Chhattisgarh against Tripura in the first round of Ranji Trophy. Before this game, Kaif was just 26 runs away from achieving this record. He scored a total of 27 runs in this game, one more what was needed to get on this list.

The good thing was that the debutant Chhattisgarh team cruised to a superb win over Tripura. They were asked to chase a tiny total of 13 in the final innings of the game which they chased down a day before the game was scheduled to get over but they missed out on a bonus point as they lost one wicket on their way to this total.

Mohammed Kaif, in his in 19 years of the first-class career has played 178 first-class games in which he has scored 10001 runs at an average of 39.84. He last played a Test match for India in the year 2006 against West Indies. Since then, he has been out of the team, though chances of his comeback grew in the year 2013 when he was selected for India A but that was just a touch and go moment for him.

Kaif is not just the only batsman to earn honors in the first round of Ranji Trophy as Gujarat Wicketkeeper batsman; Parthiv Patel also entered an elite list by crossing the 9000 run mark in first-class cricket. Patel needed just 6 runs to cross this mark; he went on to score 20 runs in the game. He might not be impressed with his score but a double century from Manpreet Juneja and a century from Indian spinner Axar Patel ensured a smile on his face as Gujarat went on to eclipse the mammoth total of 544, gaining the first innings lead against Baroda earning those 3 crucial points.

Parthiv Patel is still one of the aspirants who hope to make a comeback at least in Test cricket. He has a golden opportunity as he still has 7 matches to go his way and can make a comeback if he performs there.

source: http://www.sportzwiki.com / SportzWiki / Home> Cricket> Cricket Events 2016> Cricket News Today / by Rishav Narang / October 10th, 2016

Congress names Mohammad Kaif in 2014 Lok Sabha Elections candidates list

MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 23:  Mohammad Kaif attends the IPL Awards Night at the Grand Hyatt on April 23, 2010 in Mumbai, India.  (Photo by Ritam Banerjee-IPL 2010/IPL via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA – APRIL 23: Mohammad Kaif attends the IPL Awards Night at the Grand Hyatt on April 23, 2010 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Ritam Banerjee-IPL 2010/IPL via Getty Images)

TNT Sports:

Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif is among the 194 candidates who have been selected to contest in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on a Congress ticket.

“I was born and brought up in Allahabad. I have played cricket in the streets of this city. People looked at me with pride when Iplayed for India. I am hopeful that they will support me,” Kaif told PTI.

Hailing from Allahabad, Kaif has been nominated from Uttar Pradesh’s Phulpur constituency. ”After cricket, politics is like a second innings for me. I hope to be as successful in politics as I was in cricket.”

Interestingly, it’s the same constituency from which India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru got elected.

When asked about his thoughts on retirement from professional cricket, Kaif insisted that he still has cricket left in him.

“I am in form now. I have played two good innings scoring 80 and 70 in Jaipur only a few days ago. People feel that politics is dirty. So I thought, I will enter politics and show people that work is also being done in politics,” he said.

Kaif had last represented India back in November 2006, and currently plays for the Uttar Pradesh Ranji cricket team.

Former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin had also joined the Indian National Congress, and contested from the same state.


source: http://www.tntindia.com / TNT, the north east today / Home> TNT Anglian (Sports) / March 09th, 2014

U19 World Cup a good platform for youngsters: Kaif

Mumbai :

Middle-order batsman Mohammad Kaif on Saturday said the ICC U19 World Cup , which started on Friday in the UAE, is a good platform for the budding cricketers.

“We also came through under-19. We won the World Cup in Sri Lanka .  Virat Kohli  was captain of under-19 team that won the World Cup (later). Unmukt Chand too. It is a good platform for youngsters to show their talent. Then they get the opportunity in Ranji to show their talent,” said Kaif, who is here to play for Air India in the BCCI Corporate Trophy tournament that starts tomorrow.

Kaif, who led the U-19 team that also included Yuvraj Singh to the Junior World Cup title triumph in 2000, said the tournament was also a good base for the youngsters to start their international career.

“It is a good base and a good opportunity for youngsters. But I think they should also be given opportunity for 2-3 years in Ranji to see how they are improving. Playing for one or two years in the Ranji after under-19 is good for their maturity,” he said.

The 33-year-old, who is known for his sharp fielding, gave a few tips at the BKC ground to under-15 Mumbai players, Prithvi Shaw and Arjun Tendulkar.

“I told them go low and take the start and told them about the hand position. I told them to keep their hands a little wide for the catch,” he said.

Kaif, who has played 13 Tests and 125 ODIs, was impressed with Shaw’s batting and fielding.

“I saw him batting in the nets. This is the first time I am seeing him. Pravin Amre sir (AI coach) told me he had scored 500 runs in one match and is very talented. He was fielding well.”

Arjun, son of veteran Sachin Tendulkar, also caught Kaif’s attention with his left arm bowling.

“I faced Arjun in the nets. He bowls well. His release from the seam is quite good. He is not like his father and bowls lefty. Sachin paaji was a right-arm batsman and right-arm bowler. But he used to throw left-handed sometimes when he was in the mood,” the UP player said.

source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / Home> Sports> Cricket> Series & Tournament / by PTI / February 15th, 2014