July 12, 2017

Ravi Shastri Head Coach of Team India after intense drama.

by Prince Chandran

The Team India head coach is yet to be decided. They were rumours that Ravi Shastri would be Head coach for a span of two years but BCCI has denied these rumours .

“The BCCI is yet to decide on the selection of the India head coach,” Choudhary said.

“No decision has been made on the appointment of the new coach, the CAC (Cricket Advisory Committee) is still deliberating over it,” he added. “I think the three who will take a call on the subject are very tall figures,” Choudhary added, referring to CAC members Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman.

Reports of Shastri being appointed new India coach emerged shortly after Ganguly had gone on record saying that the name of the coach would be announced only after skipper Virat Kohli was consulted.

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Since Shastri applied for the post on June 3 he was preferred the most as Indian coach. His name was approved by the CAC. Sources had said that Shastri had applied for the post after being convinced to do so by Tendulkar.There were many differences between the Coach and the skipper,but after the loss of team India to Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy Anil kumble has submitted his resignation mid air when the players were traveling to West Indies.

He tweeted his resignation, stating that the relationship between him and skipper Virat Kohli was ‘untenable’.

While Kohli had stated during the Champions Trophy that there was nothing​ between him and Kumble, the latter’s resignation and the subsequent observations about maintaining the sanctity of the dressing room, made by Kohli in the West Indies, made it clear that there was no love lost between the two.

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With Shastri as team head coach, India reached the semi-finals of 2015 ICC World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand. They reached the last four at the back of seven wins on the trot. India recorded a 3-0 win over Australia in the T20 series Down Under and against South Africa at home, India managed to win the Test series 3-0.

He made his Test debut against New Zealand in 1981 and opened his account in the shorter format of the game against England in the same year.

Shastri scored 3,830 runs in 80 Test matches for India at an average of 35.79. , and he has 151 Test wickets to his name, making him one of the most successful all rounders to play for India.

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