Indian team head coach is most likely to leave team India after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup 2021. Along with him, other support staff like Bharat Arun (bowling coach), Vikram Rathour (batting coach), and R Sridhar (fielding coach) might follow the path of Ravi Shastri.
According to the sources of Indian Express, Ravi Shastri has informed few officials of BCCI about the exodus of him after the upcoming T20 World Cup. The other staff members are already connected with the IPL franchises to take up the coaching roles. BCCI will soon release the applications for the Head of the NCA (National Cricket Academy) post, currently held by ex-Indian captain Rahul Dravid. All eyes will be on the NCA Head post as it will decide the future of India.
Reason Behind Shastri’s Decision Of Stepping Down From Head Coach Position
- The maximum age limit of the Indian team Head Coach is 60.
- Ravi Shastri is already 59, he has only one year to contribute to the team.
- Rahul Dravid’s assignment for the Indian 2nd contingent’s tour of Sri Lanka
A look At Team India Under Shastri and Co
Ravi Shastri first became the manager of Team India in 2014 and remained in the position till the 2016 T20 World Cup as Kumble was holding the position of Head Coach. After the 2017 Champions Trophy, Ravi took charge as the Indian Team Head coach. Under his supervision, India has not won any ICC trophy but thrived in Australia, South Africa. The Indian team’s bench strength has been best ever with Shastri around. He deserves credit for grooming the youngsters mentally.
Who will be the next head coach of the side?
Rahul Dravid went to Sri Lanka with the 2nd string Indian side as the Head Coach, so there are possibilities that he may sit on the position. But we can also see other coaches fill up the application for the post. We are all aware of Dravid’s excellent work in nurturing the U-19 side and India-A side. When asked about being the Head Coach of India during the Sri Lanka tour of India, he said-” I have enjoyed the experience with these days, it has been great. I have not given any other thoughts to anything else. There are a lot of challenges in doing full-time roles, so I really don’t know.