Ravi Shastri Named New Coach Of Indian Cricket Team

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By DoThe Best July 11, 2017 17:15

Ravi Shastri Named New Coach Of Indian Cricket Team

Ravi Shastri Named New Coach Of Indian Cricket Team

The drama surrounding the resignation and subsequent appointment of a coach for the Indian men’s cricket team had a rather predictable end as former India captain Ravi Shastri was named for the post in place for Anil Kumble. The former Team Director will hold the post for two years. Shastri was carded to be the front-runner once he applied for the post on July 3. His name was approved by the BCCI-appointed Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), consisting of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman. Sources had said that Shastri had applied for the post after being convinced to do so by Tendulkar.

The coach-captain drama, which can be traced back all the way to Australia Test series, took an ugly turn in early June when, after India’s loss to Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy final, Kumble did not travel to the West Indies with the rest of the team and then tendered his resignation while the squad was mid-air.

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

The coaching drama, which reportedly had been brewing since the third Test against Australia in Dharamsala in March 2017, when Kumble had replaced the injured Kohli with left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav.

Kohli is understood to be unaware of the decision and that was where the rift began.

While Kohli had stated during the Champions Trophy that there was no rift 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.

[News Source] 

DoThe Best
By DoThe Best July 11, 2017 17:15
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