Mark Boucher, currently the head coach of the South Africa men’s national team recently announced he will be stepping down as coach after the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
Preceding South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Mark Boucher is the newly appointed head coach for Mumbai Indians for the approaching IPL season, Mumbai Indians announced today.
Mark Boucher is replacing former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene who has been promoted to the role of global head of performance by the Mumbai Indians.
Boucher, who is currently the head coach for the South Africa men’s national team, last week announced that he will be stepping down as a coach after the ICC World Cup 2022.
Here’s how Mumbai Indians announced his addition to the team.
Presenting आपले नवीन Head Coach – 𝐌𝐀𝐑𝐊 𝐁𝐎𝐔𝐂𝐇𝐄𝐑 💙
Paltan, drop a 🙌 to welcome the 🇿🇦 legend to our #OneFamily 👏#DilKholKe #MumbaiIndians @markb46 @OfficialCSA pic.twitter.com/S6zarGJmNM
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 16, 2022
“It is an honor and privilege to be appointed as Head Coach of MI. Their history and achievements as a franchise clearly put them up there as one of the most successful sporting franchises in all of world sport,” Mark Boucher said in a press release.
“I look forward to the challenge and respect the need for results. It’s a strong unit with great leadership and players. I look forward to adding value to this dynamic unit,” he concluded.
Consequently, Mark Boucher has had a fantastic career and still holds the record for the Most test dismissals by a wicketkeeper.
After retiring, he became the head coach for the Titans, the northernmost top-level cricket franchise in South Africa and led them to five domestic titles.
He was made the head coach for South Africa in 2019 where he conceived 11 Test wins, 12 in ODIs and 23 T20I victories.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome Mark Boucher to Mumbai Indians. With his proven expertise on the field and off it as a coach guiding his team to numerous victories, Mark will add immense value to MI and take forward its legacy,” Chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm Akash Ambani said.
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