With new India head coach Ravi Shastri backing him, Bharat Arun looks set to take over as the bowling coach of the side, with a media report on Sunday even saying that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has already appointed him.
Regarding the same, sources concluded, “the CAC did a fair job in assessing all candidates and came with the best possible decision, what went in Shastri’s favour was also the fact that he understood the importance of the work ethic put in place by the existing support staff members who have worked with the team for close to three years”.
He also refrained from commenting on the strained relationship between India captain Virat Kohli and the former coach Anil Kumble mentioning that he wasn’t in the know of what had happened.
Zaheer was reportedly not ready to take on the responsibilities of a full time bowling coach and Ganguly had clarified last Friday that the former India pacer was to be offered a contract of 150 days per year. I to’ed and fro’ed. “I talked a lot about that with my family, I had days where I thought, right, I’m definitely applying for it, I’m going to have a crack and see how far I get”, the Australian said.
Gillespie, who in past has won the County Championship twice in succession with Yorkshire in England as well as the Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia with Adelaide Strikers, has had an impressive run as a coach. At the end of the day, if I’m the coach, I would want people who I’m comfortable with.
Sehwag, one of the five candidates who went for the interview, gave the third best presentation after eventual victor of the job Ravi Shastri and Tom Moody’s.
It all started when Ravi Shastri quoted that he will apply for the position only if he is guaranteed to be selected.
“Sri Lanka was one of my favourite places to tour as a player, I loved playing cricket there, I love the country, it’d be a fantastic job”.
“But, and this is with all due respect, they haven’t had a history of sticking with their coaches for too long”.