The GUIDE and MENTOR
Lalchand Sitaram Rajput (born December 18, 1961, Mumbai, Maharashtra) is former Indian Test Cricketer who had an distinguished Cricket career as an opening batsman for Bombay, and at one time was considered one of the best openers in India after Sunil Gavaskar. Mr. Rajput had a prolific Cricket Career as First Class Cricketer for Bombay (Mumbai), Assam, Vidharba and Scotland. After hanging his boots as player, Lalchand Rajput got involved in coaching and administrative aspect of the game. He is active in BCCI and Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) Coaching and Administration where he is using his insights of the game for the benefit of the Game Development in India.
With Indian Cricket Team
Lalchand Rajput is actively involved in coaching and mentoring future Cricketing generation of India. He holds a distinction of being the Coach of World Cup Winning Indian Cricket Team Tewenty20 World Championship 2007 held in South Africa. It was during the tenure of Rajput as Coach, India won Test series against Pakistan at home in 2007. And it was during Lalchand Rajput tenure as Indian Team Coach; India won a Test Match in Perth and Won ODI C.B. Series in Australia in 2008. He also coached Mumbai Indians in inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL). He is regularly involved in coaching U-19 and India-A teams in both domestic and international tours. He also coached Mumbai Ranji Trophy Team during the most tiring times of Mumbai Cricket in 2000-01 season.
Mentor to Genius
Lalchand Rajput is currently the Head Coach of the Specialized Training Academy of BCCI in BKC, Mumbai where he works on technical and performance analysis of players. Recently, Virat Kohli worked under Rajput on his technical aspect. Lalchand Rajput is also engaged in Coaches Training Courses for BCCI and looking after Game Development Programs of Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).
Respected all over
Lalchand Rajput is one of the most respected and highly regarded Coaches and Administrator in India, who is working relentlessly for Cricket Development in India. Rajput is true sports lover and gives his time and insights for Sports Development. Lalchand Rajput as Technical Advisor for r2sTM (Road 2 Success) initiative will be helping r2s ™ in educating technical analysis effectiveness into day-to-day coaching program in India for coaches and players from all sports.