Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif has been appointed the captain of the Chhattisgarh state team which will make its Ranji Trophy debut in the upcoming season.
"Glad to be appointed Chhatisgarh's first captain. Exciting new journey, look forward to working with young talents," Kaif took to micro-blogging site Twitter to announce the news.
He also posted a photograph with Chattisgarh Cricket Sangh officials and team's coach Sulakshan Kulkarni.
Glad to be appointed Chhatisgarh's first captain. Exciting new journey, look forward to working with young talents. pic.twitter.com/sfSKLeEpRk— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 18, 2016
Kaif, best known for being the architect of India's Natwest Trophy victory in 2002, last played for India 10 years ago.
He has played 13 Tests in which he scored 624 runs with the best of 148 against the West Indies. In ODIs, he had a comparatively better record of 2753 runs from 125 matches with a modest average of 32 plus. He has hit 2 hundreds and 17 half-centuries.