Coach Corner: Yogesh Khadgi – MCA Level “O” Coach who cracked 100 on 100
Cricket in Mumbai is not only intense but it’s also one of the most loved sports of India. Daily on the grounds of Azad Maidan, Cross Maidan, Oval Maidan & Shivaji Park you will come across thousands of aspiring cricketers trying to make a mark and achieve the dream of playing for Mumbai followed by representing India. However, the dream is not that easy & to become a top level cricketer, you need a top quality coach to train with which can improve your game.
And when we talk about imparting quality coaching, Yogesh Khadgi who is also an engineer is one of those names making a mark for himself in Mumbai Cricket. Yogesh is himself a professional cricketer with close to 10 years of experience. As a player, he has been part of the MCA U14 & U16 summer camps from Kalyan Center. Yogesh also represented his college team in Inter University and Inter College tournaments. He also plays C Div Kanga League from Koli Combined CC and KRP XI clubs. Yogesh has also played Times Shield “C” Div from Chowghule CC.
In the year 2015, Yogesh forayed into coaching and it was in 2017 he achieved a feat which probably no other coach achieved in Mumbai. In 2017, Yogesh gave MCA Level “O” exam where he got 100/100 topping the results. With that score, he was probably the first coach to achieve the feat of scoring 100 on 100 in Mumbai.
Yogesh currently works as a Cricket Coach at Nerul Gymkhana and Jai Hind Sports Club. Yogesh was also the head coach for MCA U16 Navi Mumbai Center last year. Apart from that Yogesh is also practicing as a net bowler at CCI’s (Cricket Club of India) “A” division team since 2 years as an off-spinner. Since last one year, Yogesh has also developed his skills as a professional side arm specialist. He can bowl 130+ with the ball and has been giving practice to domestic players like Vinit Indulkar since last one year.
The transition which Yogesh has managed to achieve at a young age has been quite commendable. Let’s hope that Yogesh continues to progress more and more in his cricketing career.