Many believed that the script was already provided to the Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), but like true cricket fans, a majority of them were hoping for a surprise. But that didn't happen. Yes, incumbent Ravi Shastri will remain as the head coach of the India cricket team till 2021 World T20. (CRICKET NEWS)
Shastri, who got the backing of skipper Virat Kohli, was the frontrunner for the top job in Indian cricket. On Friday, the CAC conducted an interview for the post, which will become vacant after the ongoing India-West Indies series. Soon after the announcement that Shastri will retain the post, fans took to social media sites to express their reactions.
When you send Rishabh Pant at No.4 and Shreyas Iyer at 5 and keep the no.4 problem open, there is nothing wrong in fans questioning Coach's role. Players are in comfort zone with Shastri and doesn't want to try new coach!!! #RaviShastri #BCCI #coach— Balakrishna Nandigam (@imkrishh) August 16, 2019
Shame on you BCCI .#RaviShastri— RAJU PATIL (@NAGU_rocks) August 16, 2019
This is Totally expected ... why this nautanki is done by @BCCI why to give unnecessary hopes of becoming #HeadCoach to Remaining Qualify persons then this drunken #RaviShastri ... #mskprasad is not the chief selector but the #ViratKohli is....— Jimmy Patel (@thejimmypatel) August 16, 2019
Expected a knowledgeable selection panel to select the best candidate for this position. Unsure whether he was the best choice, or the panel caved in to the Captain's demand! Or maybe the better guys do not want to apply for this position in the wake of the captain! #RaviShastri— Yuvraj Singh (@singhyuvraj2426) August 16, 2019
CAC told.. Ravi Shastri to continue as Head Coach of Team India— Aayush Kunwar ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ®ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ³ (@AayushKunwar47) August 16, 2019
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#RaviShastri appointed as an #IndianCoach till 2021— à¤¨à¤¿à¤·à¥ÂÂà¤ÂÂà¤°à¥ÂÂà¤· (Nishh) (@Nishkarsh1108) August 16, 2019
Why all this Selection Drama
When they want to go with
Poor insult again for applicants applied
Specially Robin Singh and LalChand Sir
Shastri beat the likes of Mike Hesson and Tom Moody, by virtue of his experience of managing the current team. For the record, Shastri was at the helm when India conquered Australia Down Under. And under this leadership, India have remained the top-ranked Test team. But in the ICC tournaments, he has been found wanting. India's latest heart-break was the semi-final exit at the ODI World Cup.
Justifying their selection, Anshuman Gaekwad, who forms the CAC along with Dev and Shantha Rangaswamy, said that "the biggest advantage with Ravi Shastri was his ability to read the players and address the problems."
Shastri thus edged out other two strong contenders – Mike Hesson and Tom Moody, Lalchand Rajput and Robin Singh. Phil Simmons, reading the card well, pulled out of the race.