IPL Buzz: Vijay Dahiya replaces Pravin Amre as DC’s chief of talent scout


Delhi Capitals have roped in former Indian wicketkeeper Vijay Dahiya to replace Pravin Amre as their chief of talent scout. Amre will depart the franchise after 5 years serving in the role. Dahiya has been widely praised for his shrewd acumen during his spell as Kolkata’s Knight Riders’ assistant coach.

Speaking in an interview with PTI, Amre confirmed that his departure came on amicable terms. Amre believes that his role has been fulfilled as Indian talents such as Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant have developed into international stars. Amre also stressed on the need to spend some time with his family:

“We have parted on really amicable terms. I feel that my family needs my time as I have been on road for the last eight years (three with Pune Warriors). I am happy that I have done my part as players like Shreyas (Iyer), Prithvi (Shaw) are now established stars. When Shreyas and Prithvi came into the DC set up, they needed a bit of hand-holding and guidance which I believe I provided. Now they are matured enough and I dont think I need to be constantly around them.”

Amre was also quipped on whether he would apply for the job in the selection committee of the Indian team. To this, he retorted that there was no point in applying unless someone from the BCCI approached him for the job.

“I will not apply unless I am asked to. I have thrice applied for batting coach’s position and have understood that there is no point applying if the BCCI doesn’t approach you.”

Amre also stated that he had applied for the role of the Indian batting coach but the result was already pre-determined. It was Vikram Rathour who took over from Sanjay Bangar as a part of Inda’s backroom staff.

“Take this year’s batting coach’s position for example. A lot of us applied but somewhere everyone knew that the candidate was already zeroed in on. So from my experiences, I have learnt that no point in applying unless BCCI wants.”