Rajendra Ambhire has been a coach for 18 years and has been associated with one of the finest cricketing bodies of India; Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). He has been the coach for summer camps conducted under the aegis of MCA. Rajendra has been a certified coach and has completed various levels of cricket coaching. Ambhire has rendered his services to Payyade Sports Club, Kandivali, Mumbai. The 51 year old has trained umpteen young and budding cricketers across Mumbai.
Under his guidance lot of players have scaled great heights; Shardul Thakur, Punam Raut, Bhakti Tamore, Hardik Tamore, Sairaj Patil and Shubham Pandya. Kandivali Cricket Association won Govardhandas championship in 2016, thanks to the splendid coaching of Ambhire. “I enjoy coaching and I hope to see my students play for India someday”, exclaims Ambhire.
As a player, Rajendra was a right hand batsman and a right arm medium pace bowler. He was a good all-rounder and played many match winning roles during his playing days. He represented Palghar-Dahanu Sports Association and raised the bar of his team by promoting it from division C to B in Kanga League. He also played for Kandivali Cricket Association from 1988 for 22 long years. He captained the side for a decade.
Ambhire has won three prizes for his brilliant bowling in Kanga League C division. He has also played Times Shield for Krushi Udyog company team for nearly two decades. Just like the way, Anil Kumble picked up 10 wickets in a Test match innings, Rajendra is known to have picked up all ten wickets in Times Shield E division for Government Press team in 1990.