Former Bengal captain Laxmi Ratan Shukla took retirement from cricket to enter politics earlier. Now ready to play second innings of cricket. Became the coach of Bengal’s Under-23 cricket.
New Delhi. Former Bengal captain Laxmi Ratan Shukla is returning to cricket once again after 6 years of joining politics. Shukla has been appointed as the coach of the Bangla Under-23 team. The former Bengal captain had retired from all forms of cricket in 2016 to join the Trinamool Congress.
Shukla ready to play second innings of cricket
Shukla became an MLA from Howrah (North) and later served as the Sports Minister, but he resigned from the post earlier this year. On starting his second innings in cricket, he said that let’s work together. I am waiting to start work.
Shiv Shankar appointed bowling coach
Before the start of the new season, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) retained the experienced Arun Lal as head coach while Saurasish Lahiri was promoted as assistant coach of the senior team. Former Bengal fast bowler Shiv Shankar Paul has been appointed as the bowling coach of all Bengal teams.
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Have played 3 One Day International matches
Former 40-year-old Indian all-rounder Lakshmi Ratan Shukla has played 3 One Day International matches for Team India. In which he scored 18 runs as well as took 1 wicket. For Bengal, he has taken 6 thousand 127 runs and 172 wickets in 137 first class matches. While in 141 List A matches, he has scored 2 thousand 997 runs and has taken 143 wickets. In 80 T20 matches, Lakshmi has scored 991 runs and has taken 47 wickets.
Have played IPL
In IPL, Shukla has played for Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad.