Former Indian player and the director of Team India Ravi Shastri has been finally elected as the head coach for the upcoming 2 years until 2019, he has been the director for the team from 2014-2016
And this is not the end of selection process former pacer Zaheer Khan is appointed as the bowling coach and Rahul Dravid as the batting consultant specifically for the overseas tour on the upcoming 2 years until next World cup of 2019
There has been a lot of rush for the post of head coach for India and there were many probable candidates for the post with the likes of Sehwag, Rajput, Shastri and many others butt the CAC members after Interviewing them they elected Shastri to be the concern for the team
The BCCI in May, just days ahead of the Indian cricket team’s defence of the ICC Champions Trophy title, advertised for the head coach’s job but “endorsed and extension” to Kumble’s one-year deal. Kohli denied reports of a rift with Kumble, who proceeded to step down as head coach after a year in charge, because his “partnership” with the captain was “untenable”. In his statement of resignation, Kumble said that the BCCI had “attempted to resolve the misunderstandings” but felt it was “best to move on”.
Kumble’s resignation came less than two days after India were beaten by Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final. Under Kumble, India won Test series against West Indies, New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia to cement their place as the No 1 team in the ICC Test Championship, as well as limited-overs series over New Zealand and England.
Interestingly, Shastri had been vocally critical when the CAC had last year approved Kumble for the coach’s role.
It will be very interesting to see as of how the coach will cooperate with the team and vice versa, Shastri being an experienced man will bring in a lot of positive energy for the side and will definitely his fellow players to be the best of utilizations they can ever have.
Last time he was being disapproved ahead of Kumble who became the head coach till date was a lookable scenario for Shastri as because he was being vocal whenever the question was being raised for the above said post