After media reports emerged that former India skipper Ravi Shastri was announced as the new India head coach on Tuesday Twitterati went into a complete frenzy. Shastri, who was earlier appointed as the team director, had applied for the post of India’s coach along with Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus and Lalchand Rajput. However, it was widely reported that Shastri had bagged the top job. However, the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) has categorically rejected the reports surrounding the appointment of Ravi Shastri as the new head coach of team India. Addressing the media in a press conference, BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said, ” The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) has not taken any final decision on the post of head coach. deliberations are still on.”
Earlier, there were reports suggesting that Sehwag might race ahead to bag the top job in Indian cricket.
It may be recalled here that the Indian cricket team has been without a coach since the ICC Champions Trophy. At the end of the Champions Trophy, Anil Kumble resigned from the post. However, Shastri’s appointment sent social media on fire and Twitterati into a spin. Here are some of them:
Ravi Shastri succeeds Anil Kumble as Team India head coach. Many congrats to Ravi👏👏. Kohli-Ravi duo back again.👍😀😀
— Ree2.0 (@imbiswa7) 11 July 2017
Tough Luck Viru !!!
Like a tracer bullet, Ravi Shastri appointed as the Indian cricket team coach ..!
— Kannan (@parvathinathan3) 11 July 2017
Bat pad tells me Ravi Shastri has been nominated as Indian Coach… news to follow
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) 11 July 2017
Ravi Shastri Appointed As a coach of Indian Cricket Team! Good Decision 👍
— Տɑiվɑɑrɑ! (@BeingKushSharma) 11 July 2017
Meanwhile, Ravi Shastri assignments will include three overseas tours where India will play 15 Tests. During those, they will be touring the nations of Sri Lanka, South Africa and England.