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Ravi Shastri appointed as head coach for team India

Ravi Shastri is the new coach of Team India.

Ravi Shastri has been appointed as the head coach of Team India. He has been given a two-year contract which will last until the 2019 world cup.  The Zaheer Khan has been appointed as bowling coach. Apart from this, Rahul Dravid will be the batting coach of the team on foreign tours.

Earlier on Tuesday evening, there were reports suggesting that Ravi Shastri has been chosen as the new coach of Team India, but the BCCI rejected these reports. On Tuesday night, finally, the stamp was named after Ravi Shastri. The last match was believed to be between Shastri and Sehwag. On Monday, the advisory committee of Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar took interview of all the five candidates.

Zaheer Khan will be the bowling coach of team India.

Zaheer Khan will be the bowling coach of team India.

On Monday, Sourav Ganguly had said that the process for the coach has been completed. The coach will be announced after the COA has a word with the skipper Virat Kohli. Sources revealed that Sachin Tendulkar backed Shastri for the position of head coach while Ganguly was in the favor of Virender Sehwag.

On Monday, Amitabh Chaudhary and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri were also present during the interview of the candidates. Five candidates were interviewed for the post. Sachin Tendulkar joined the process through video conferencing from London while Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman were in Mumbai. Five candidates arrived for the interview were Ravi Shastri, Richard Pies, Tom Moody, Virender Sehwag and Phil Simmons Interview.

After the interview, CAC committee and former captain Sourav Ganguly said that the presentation of all the candidates was excellent, but nothing was new. It is noteworthy that among these five names, Ravi Shastri and Tom Moody had also given interviews with Team India’s former coach Anil Kumble a year ago. At that time, the Cricket Advisory Committee dismissed Ravi Shastri and Tom Moody and appointed Anil Kumble as coach of Team India.

Anil Kumble had resigned from his post while acknowledging the differences with Captain Kohli. His contract ended on the 18th of June, the ICC Champions Trophy but the Board extended his term till the West Indies tour, but Kumble resigned abruptly and did not go with the Indian team on the tour of the West Indies.

Rahul Dravid will be the batting specialist on overseas tours.

Rahul Dravid will be the batting specialist on overseas tours.

Ravi Shastri has earlier worked with team India as the team director during which period India achieved great success. It is a well-known fact that Shastri’s bonding is very good with Kohli and that played a significant role in him grabbing the job. Both Virat and Shastri will hope that they can replicate their success they achieved together and take team India to greater heights in world cricket.

Zaheer Khan was the mentor of IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils while Rahul Dravid is already the coach oh of India under 19 and India A teams. Both are among the finest servants of Indian cricket and their experience will be more than useful for the young team India.

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