Ashok Omprakash Malhotra
Born: 26 January 1957
- He is a former Indian cricketer who played in 7 Tests and 20 ODIs from 1982 to 1986.
- He used to be the highest scorer in Ranji trophy at one time.
- He was also said to be the next Viswanath in Indian Cricket.
- In the early 1990s, he was an overseas professional at Dunfermline Cricket Club in Fife, Scotland.
- During his time in Fife, he became a big fan of Dunfermline Athletic FC (a good Pars boy).
- He has opened a cricket coaching centre namely Ashok Malhotra Cricket Academy which has around 300 students.
- He is one of the very few level 3 coaches in India.
- A Level III coach, Malhotra briefly coached Team India in acting capacity when John Wright had gone to New Zealand ahead of a triangular series in Dhaka in 2003 besides coaching India ‘A’.
- On 22 July 2013, Malhotra was named coach of the Bengal senior cricket team.
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January 26, 2020