The current Indian Head Coach Ravi Shastri and the other coaches involved with the Indian team are likely to part ways with Virat Kohli’s team after the T20 World cup gets over. This is not a surprise as Ravi Shastri is 59 already and his tenure will come to an end if he is 60 years of age. His contract is about to expire in November after the T20 Worldcup and he is unlikely to reapply for the post.
India has done really well under the coaching stint of Ravi Shastri with reaching the finals of the World Test Championship and also the semi-finals of the Worldcup 2019. The bowling coach Bharat Arun, fielding coach R Sridhar and batting coach Vikram Rathour are all set to leave the Indian team alongside Ravi Shastri. The coaches have in fact shown interest with the IPL teams and they could leave collectively.
Rahul Dravid Could Be In Line For The Head Coach Rule
Rahul Dravid who took the young Indian side to Sri Lanka for the limited-over series could well be in line for the next Indian head coach role. His post as the NCA head coach expires in September and BCCI have invited applications for the post which means that there could be a possibility of Rahul Dravid becoming the next Indian head coach. He shared his views on the challenges and experience with the Indian tour to Sri Lanka after the series.
“I have enjoyed the experience of working with these guys, 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,” Rahul Dravid told after the Sri Lanka series.
Ravi Shastri’s Important Contribution To The Indian Team
Ravi Shastri came into the scene first after the dismal series against England in 2014 as the director of the Indian team and worked until the 2016 T20 Worldcup. Anil Kumble took over the head coach role for one year and Ravi Shastri returned as the head coach of the Indian team a year later. He and Kohli have formed India a dominating force in the cricket world and have taken the team to big heights.
His success wouldn’t have been seen in trophies, but Shastri has paved the way for a strong Indian side for the next five years or so.