Like Ravi Shastri, it was very much expected, officially named as the new head coach of the Indian cricket team, Rajiv Shukla confirmed Cricbuzz on Tuesday (July 11) late in the night. In addition, the board has also appointed former fast bowler Zaheer Khan as the bowling consultant of the team while former captain Rahul Dravid will work as a batting consultant for touring overseas.
The first appointment of the new coaching staff will be the largest series in Sri Lanka starting from 26th July.
Shastri defeated Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Phil Simmons, Richard Pies and Lalchand Rajput for a prestigious job. This decision was made by the BCCI’s three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which includes Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman.
Anil Kumble, who had liked Shastri for the one-year contract ending last year’s Champions Trophy 2017, stood below the rank of India before the West Indies tour. Upon leaving Kumble’s post, the BCCI invited more applications for this post, and Shastri later assured Tendulkar to apply for the post.
Kumble-Kohli’s decision was very speculative, but the rift between the two began to increase, because Kohli last year asked to dig his keys through his Twitter archive to remove his keys. He welcomed Kumble’s coach last year.
At such a time, the return from Shastri can be welcomed, especially with the current crop of Kohli and the players their equation. So much so, there were reports that Kohli had recommended Shastri for the post of Cricket Advisory Committee. Shastri, initially after Duncan Fletcher’s exit, worked as the team’s director and India achieved tremendous success between them between 2014 and 2016 – at a time when India has both semi-finals of World Cup 2015 and World Twenty20 2016 Reached in
During Kumble’s tenure, India defeated the West Indies and then maintained an unbeaten streak in its Marathon Home Test series, which played more than 13 matches against New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia. In addition, he won all the limited-overs bilateral series except for the T20I series against the West Indies in Florida – and reached the finals of the recently concluded Champions Trophy in Britain.
On Monday, CAC members Ganguly, Laxman and Tendulkar tele-conference interviewed five out of six top contenders, in which Phil Simmons could not be created. After the interview, Ganguly and Laxman, while addressing the press with BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary, said that they want to move forward for some time and will announce the coach after speaking with Indian captain Virat Kohli.
“What we have decided is that we will take time to announce the coach, we need some more days and we need to talk to some more people and the captain and then we will announce it. No, “said Ganguly.
On Tuesday morning, however, the BCCI was not allegedly directed by the Administrator Committee, not to postpone the announcement and to announce the end of the day. When asked about calling the COA, Chaudhary said, “Nobody is pushing them forward (CAC). They are happy to talk and reach the quick conclusion, there is no problem in it. The fact is that the conversation It should be complete and comprehensive, but it should be time-sensitive. “