The Amritsar-born Ashok Malhotra has represented India between 1982 and 1986. He partook in 20 ODIs and seven Tests. In 1985, he was the part of the Indian team that won the World Championship.
The former middle-order Indian batsman has done incredibly well in India’s premier first-class competition – Ranji Trophy as a batsman and then as a coach.
Notably, he has represented Haryana and Bengal in the domestic circuit which subsequently saw him featuring in 156 first-class matches apart from 70 List A games that extended for over two decades.
Now, the former Indian cricketer Malhotra is the president of the Indian Cricketers Association (ICA).
The ex-national selector has also nursed the young talent by becoming one of the respected coaches in the cricket frenzy country. He had served as a coach of Bengal senior side and India A. Malhotra had a brief stint as a coach with Team India coach when John Wright was at the helm of affairs in 2003.
The renowned cricketer-turned-commentator Malhotra has closely followed how young cricketers who emerged into stars in the domestic fold. Malhotra, the accreditated level III coach had also thrown support behind young breed of cricketers to help them learn the niceties of the game by establishing his ‘Ashok Malhotra Cricket Academy’.
All in all, the notable commentator who has commentated in dozens of matches, is a big plus for youngsters to learn the nuances of cricket.
We’re elated to have resourceful Malhotra as a JCC mentor.