The Indian team has reached many highs under Ravi Shastri. He took over as the head coach after India’s loss in the 2017 Champions Trophy final against Pakistan in July. Since then India have won two away tours in Australia and one home series against England at home. While these have been the highs there have been some lows as well. Losing a Test series in England, losing the 2019 World Cup semifinal, and recently losing the World Test Championship final remain the lowest points of his coaching career.
He developed a nice relationship with Indian skipper Virat Kohli over time. Both have backed each other during tough times and the camaraderie between them was one to admire. Shastri’s contract was renewed post the 2019 World Cup and was extended till the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. One fears that if India does win that event, Shastri’s tenure with the Indian team might come to an end.
In this article, we take a look at five former players who can potentially replace Ravi Shastri as the head coach of Team India.
5 Players Who Can Replace Ravi Shastri As Team India Head Coach
The former Indian skipper is credited for having given India the likes of Shubman Gill Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant Ishan Kishan amongst others. Under him, the Indian U-19 reached the finals in 2016 and the next lot of boys won it in 2018. The next generation of Indian cricketers have all praised Dravid for his contribution in their rise as a cricketer.
Dravid will be coaching the Indian cricket team in a white-ball series in Sri Lanka. He has already said that winning the series is his only motive. Meanwhile, he can be a very good option for the next coach’s role with the Indian team. The advantage with Dravid is his vast knowledge of the game and his knowledge about the Indian players who feel very much at home with him. He is a worthy replacement of Ravi Shastri.