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Indian Head Coach Post Approaches 10 Applications On The Trot

Indian Head Coach Post Approaches 10 Applications On The Trot

Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli

As the Champions Trophy made its conclusion a few weeks ago, India’s seesaw ride for choosing a head coach ensued from India’s forgettable defeat against Pakistan in the finale as the previous coach Anil Kumble stepped down from his respective post. The dialectical reasoning on that matter popped in with the shades of emerging rift between the skipper Virat Kohli and coach Anil Kumble. Their unhealthy rapport ended in such shameful circumstances that it left Kumble with no choice but to submit his sudden resignation from his highly renowned post.


Post this blunder when BCCI was left with the hunt for a new coach through inviting applications for the same. Anil Kumble was also automatically roped in for the quest. Despite Kumble, there are few others named Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus, Lalchand Rajput, Dodda Ganesh who threw their hat in this ring. Among this coterie of potential candidates, the final candidate got to be determined through the decision of CAC comprising of Indian legends Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly.

Later on, BCCI’s take on extending the cutoff deadline for the same selection to 9th July had opened a bid to invite more applicants for this post. Hence following the exposure, names like Lance Klusener, Ravi Shastri, Phil Simmons, Rakesh Sharma and surprisingly a 30-year-old construction engineer named Upendranath Brahmachari cropped up to join the party. According to sources, the Cricket Administration Committee (CAC) will be willing ti interview only 6 applicants out of 10 and these are likely to be Shastri, Sehwag, Moody, Pybus, Rajput. Although Shastri has an upper hand in this regard especially chewing over his great cricketing brain, good man management skills and backing of Virat Kohli.

Sehwag has also left a strong impact on that coach selection undertakings as his experience of mentoring KXIP for 2 years is no less worthy than Shastri’s strong appearing profile. The rest Moody, Simmons, and Pybus are not at all hanging in the ruled out proposition but their chances also are not the brightest. Lance Klusener, Dodda Ganesh, Rakesh Sharma are said to be the underdogs in the race while Brahmachari is virtually ruled out because of no cricketing expertise. The new coach will be serving India till the 2019 World Cup.

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