Ravi Shastri is probably the man who is going to get the job, says Sunil Gavaskar

Ravi Shastri was the director of the Indian cricket team between 2014 and 2016. During that period he led the team to the semi-final of the 2015 World Cup and 2016 T20I World Cup. He had also applied for the job in 2016 but did not make the cut as Anil Kumble was chosen over him.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 13, 2017 6:25 pm
Ramachandra Guha, Indian cricket team, Kohli, Kumble, Kumble-BCCI dispute, Anil Kumble India coach, Anil Kumble's future in Indian cricket team, Indian cricket selection committee Sunil Gavaskar scored 10,122 runs in 125 Tests. (Source: PTI)

After former India captain, Ravi Shastri applied for the post of head coach of Team India, former India player Sunil Gavaskar has claimed that he is the frontrunner for the post.

In an interview with NDTV, Gavaskar said, “Ravi (Shastri) actually was the one where the turnaround actually started for the Indian cricket team back in 2014. After India lost in England, the BCCI asked him to come in as a team director… suddenly there was a change in the team’s fortunes over a period of time. Now that he’s applied, he’s probably the man who is going to get the job”.

There’s (Virender) Sehwag, (Tom) Moody who has done a wonderful job with the Sunrisers Hyderabad (in the Indian Premier League)… yes there are candidates who are around but Ravi has the experience. Ravi has been with the team before, he seems comfortable with the team,” Gavaskar said and added, “I would imagine the CAC would go back to a person the team feels comfortable with and give him the job.”

Earlier, Ravi Shastri was the director of the Indian side from 2014 and 2016. Back then he had a successful stint as he led the team to the semi-final of the 2015 World Cup and 2016 T20I World Cup. After that, he had also applied for the job in 2016. But it was Anil Kumble who was chosen ahead of him.

Meanwhile, the coach for the Indian side will be announced on July 10.

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    Vijay K
    Jul 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm
    Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar some more, are part of Srinivasan Gang, who will go all out to support each other for plum posts available in BCCI and Media. Gavaskar has no business to support and 'forecast' Ravi Shastri as the best option. Shastri Virat Kohli are instrumental in 'Kumble's as well as Dhoni's ( from test cricket) resignation'. Kohli cannot dictate who should be the coach. This 'gang' support for coach by Gavsakar Co should be out rightly rejected and Shastri's name should not be even considered. Hope Mr Rai is listening to the voice of cricket lovers and people.
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      M M
      Jul 4, 2017 at 1:06 pm
      Shastri will be a bad choice. He will spoil the team culture. Need some one to keep Virat's volatile at ude under control, otherwise Virat himself may loose captaincy sooner than later
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        T DUTTA
        Jul 4, 2017 at 9:32 am
        RAVI SHASTRI HAS A GREAT CRICKETING BRAIN---it is quite unfortunate that he was captain of indian team in only 1 test match
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          T DUTTA
          Jul 4, 2017 at 9:26 am
          BENSEN AND HEDGES CUP IN 1985 WAS A MINI WORLD CUP---INDIA WON THE WORLD CUP IN 83 AND ALSO WON THE BENSEN AND HEDGES CUP IN 1985---IN THAT BENSEN AND HEDGES CUP RAVI SHASTRI WAS DECLARED CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS----NO DOUBT HE IS A GREAT CHAMPION-----HE CAN FIT IN ANY POSITION----COACH,MANAGER, SELECTOR, AWARD CEREMONY INCHARGE, COMMENTATOR, ADMINISTRATOR, CONDUCTING ELECTIONS,SPORTS JOURNALIST,ARBITRATOR ETC------IN SHORT WHENEVER INDIAN CRICKET FACES ANY PROBLEM THE SOLUTION IS VERY SIMPLE---------CALL RAVI SHASTRI
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            ganguli
            Jul 4, 2017 at 9:01 am
            maharashtra mafia gang killing the indian cricket
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              Rajesh Mehta
              Jul 4, 2017 at 7:05 am
              What goes around,comes around : these three treacherous characters will soon be at the receiving end and hopefully we shall have a new capttain, and coach but sadly,Gavaskar and Shastri will worm their way into the new BCCI set up. Hope Ganguli and Laxman think ahead and refuse to abide by the machinations of Tendulkar,Gavaskar,RS and VK
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                S ashok
                Jul 3, 2017 at 11:42 pm
                So we lost to Pakistan to get this MF Shastri get this coach job which he lost to Kumble? A win in the final would not have led to this situation, Kumble would have stayed. Gavaskar and Shastri have reached their sell by date. Same stupid commentary and same dirty politicking that keeps them in their jobs forever
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                  raghav
                  Jul 3, 2017 at 11:11 pm
                  MC Marathi gang's politics is now in the open. Only hope the performance does not get fakked up with these love days.
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