Ravi Shastri Appointed Team India Head Coach Till 2019 World Cup, Virat’s Fav

Ravi Shastri Appointed Team India Head Coach Till 2019 World Cup

Virat’s Favourite, R Ravi Shastri Appointed Team India Head Coach Till 2019 World Cup. The news came into light after the BCCI Committee of Administrators directed the Cricket Advisory Committee to discuss with Virat Kohli and introduced the world, India’s next coach. A source close to Ravi Shastri stated that he has been congratulated by ‘his (Shastri’s) friends in the BCCI’, now he is just waiting for an official announcement by the Board.

During Ravi Shastri’s tenure with the team as director had directed India to the semi-finals of the 2015 ICC World Cup and the 2016 ICC WT20. In a press conference, Amitabh Choudhary (BCCI joint secretary) said that the Committee of Administrators is yet to confirm Shastri’s name to the board. As per sources in the BCCI, Shastri had agreed to apply for the post after getting assurance from the BCCI about getting the post.

In an interview, the Cricket Advisory Committee including Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman had made it clear that as soon as India captain Virat Kohli’s return from America, the name of Team India Head Coach will be announced. But the SC-appointed Committee of Administrators stood ground and guaranteed that the on Tuesday the announcement will be made.

A BCCI official said that “while the first decision was set to be taken after Kohli returns from America next week, things took a turn late on Monday night after discussions between the COA and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri”.

The official said, “Till around 9:30 in the evening, it was decided that the coach’s call would be made after the CAC meets with Kohli once he is back from America. But then things started rolling and the COA made it clear to the CAC that the announcement should be made today itself. Johri and BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary were briefed of the same.”

However, it is believed that the committee did not want to manipulate Kohli’s decision it is he who has to interact with the coach 24×7.

A BCCI official explained, “The CAC was indeed impressed by Ravi Shastri’s presentation and it was then decided that Kohli should be brought into the scene and the skipper should make the call because at the end of the day, it is the captain who will have to spend time with the coach and the equation cannot be compromised,”

After Anil Kumble resigned from the post after losing the ICC Champions Trophy and decided not to re-apply, everyone was thinking who will be the next head coach of team India. Kumble’s decision was influenced severely by his fading relationship with team India captain Virat Kohli.

Who is Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri is a former player, cricket commentator and now Team India Head Coach. When he entered the cricket world, he was a left arm spin bowler. This great batsman altered his batting style and transformed into a batting all-rounder. Shastri usually contributed as either an opening batsman or in the middle order. He played for the India national cricket team in both Tests and ODIs between the year 1981 and 1992.

Career Stats Of Ravi Shastri

Competition Test ODI FC List A
Matches 80 150 245 278
Runs scored 3830 3108 13202 6383
Batting average 35.79 29.04 44.00 31.12
100s/50s 11/12 4/18 34/66 6/38
Top score 206 109 217 138
Balls bowled 15751 6613 42425 11966
Wickets 151 129 509 254
Bowling average 40.96 36.04 44.00 32.18
5 wickets in innings 2 1 18 5
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 3 n/a
Best bowling 5/75 5/15 9/101 5/13
Catches/stumpings 36/– 40/– 141/– 84/–

The journey of this stunning batsman in sports was really amazing. Ravi was elected Champion of Champions in the World Championship of Cricket in Australia in 1985. Well year 1985 witnessed his achievements, in the same year Ravi hit six sixes in an over in first class cricket and equaled West Indian Garry Sobers’s record. At the age of 31, Ravi was forced to retire due to a chronic knee injury. In the year 2014, for a period of eight months, he became the director of Indian cricket team from India’s tour of England till the 2015 World Cup.

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