Ravi Shastri is the name that would settle all speculations and guesses around the name of the new coach of the Indian team. Surprisingly Ravi Shastri did not even apply for the top post as Indian Coach!
What would you call it? Nepotism or favouritism?
Many are questioning that if he was to helm the men in blue anyway then why did the board even ask for applications.
We would still have to bear his Hindi commentary is another reason we so wanted him to be the Indian team coach.
For the first time perhaps in the history of Indian cricket the spat between the coach and the captain took an ugly turn. As Virat took the helm of the Indian team across all formats his tuning with the coach Anil Kumble looked out of tune most of times.
Virat and Anil Kumble were never on the same page whenever imperative decisions were to be made. Kumble resigned from the post immediately after the Champions Trophy stating that the relationship with the captain has rather become untenable and it only makes sense to move on!
India’s horrifying defeat in the Champions trophy finals paved way for the exit of Kumble who was otherwise looking for an excuse to call it a day!
The Cricket Advisory Committee led by Saurav Ganguly often expressed anguish over how BCCI handled the situation and how the rift spilled in the public domain.
If it was Virat’s aggressive nature or something else that caused the Cold War would perhaps never be known but now things are crystal clear and we can halt our guesses forever.
Ravi Shastri is the new coach of Indian cricket team.
The legendary spinner was knocked out of the park by Kohli and the authorities couldn’t do much about it but comply to what the captain demanded.
Soon after things began to sour between Kohli and Virat the BCCI entertained applications for the head coach. Interestingly Ravi Shastri hadn’t even applied for the post and Sehwag looked the most likely presider Anil Kumble but the Nawab of Nazafgarh will have to go back to the commentary box for he’s been stumped by Ravi Shastri.
Let’s have a look at the cricket journey of Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri has served Indian cricket wearing the blues from 1981 to 1992 in both the formats.
He has also served the Dhoni-led team as the Director for a term and has been a prominent name in a panel of commentators.
He started his career with left arm spin while batting at number 10 but bid farewell to the field as an opening batsman with a decent average around 30 in both the formats of the game.
Is this a right decision by the BCCI taking into account the nepotism involved here? We would be glad to address your views on this!
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