Delhi Capitals have added former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Saba Karim to their already heavy think tank. They have roped him in as the Head of Talent Search for the side. Karim’s tenure as the General Manager (Cricket Operations) for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ended in January 2021. The side has done very well in the first half of the tournament as of now having won five out of their first seven games so far.
Saba Karim has played 35 ODIs for India scoring 362 runs at an average of 15.7 and strike rate of 64.6. His career came to an abrupt end with an eye injury in early 2000s.
Delhi capitals took to their official Twitter handle to announce the news of Saba Karim joining their support staff. “ANNOUNCEMENT: Former Indian wicket-keeper Saba Karim has joined our staff as the Head of Talent Search. Welcome to the DC family,” DC tweeted.
Delhi Capitals Hire Saba Karim As Head Of Talent Search
🚨 ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨
Former Indian wicket-keeper Saba Karim has joined our staff as the Head of Talent Search 🙌🏽
Welcome to the DC family 💙
— Delhi Capitals (Stay Home. Wear Double Masks😷) (@DelhiCapitals) May 2, 2021
The Delhi franchise already has Ricky Ponting as their head coach and Pravin Amre as their batting coach. Meanwhile, Saba Karim has shared his excitement after joining Delhi Capitals as the Head of Talent Search.
. “I am very excited to begin my role as Talent Scout for the Delhi Capitals. The IPL has, over the years, unearthed so much talent, and continues to produce world-class action. Delhi Capitals is an exciting team to work with, and I am looking forward to helping them grow further,” Karim said as quoted by DC’s official website.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals is experiencing a dream run in the 14th edition of the IPL. The franchise is positioned second on the points table with five wins from seven games. They will now lock horns against Punjab Kings in the first reverse clash on Sunday at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad.