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Sanjay Bangar Turns Down Bangladesh’s Test Batting Consultant’s Offer

Sanjay Bangar (Credit: Getty Images)

Former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar has made himself a good reputation during his stint with the Indian team. Although he has lost his job in the national side, but many teams have shown interest to rope the former opener including Bangladesh Cricket Board for the post of a batting consultant. However, Bangar has turned down the offer.

After failing to convince former South Africa batsman Neil McKenzie, who is currently working as a consultant for Bangladesh’s white-ball teams, to take care of the Test team Bangladesh turned towards Sanjay Bangar, who has extensive experiences by his side.

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Sanjay Bangar has served as Team India batting coach between 2014 and 2019 and was replaced by another former India opener Vikram Rathour after the conclusion of the 50-over World Cup last year. He was also India’s interim head coach on the tour of Zimbabwe in 2016 and the tour of West Indies the next year.

In a recent interview, Sanjay Bangar has cited that he has denied joining the neighbouring country to balance out personal and professional commitments. Nevertheless, he admitted he was looking forward to working with them in the future.

“They offered me the position eight weeks ago. But in the interim, I finalised my contract with Star which gave me the opportunity to balance out my personal and professional commitments. However, I look forward to working with BCB in the future.” Sanjay Bangar disclosed to the PTI.

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Currently, Sanjay Bangar is associated with Star Network and is busy with commentary commitments. However, Bangar, who has represented 12 Tests and 15 ODIs will look to come back to coaching in the near future.