The head coach plays a substantial role in having proper communication with the players and keep them in their comfort zone. Meanwhile, Team India’s current head coach Ravi Shastri has always taken care of players and channelised them in the right direction.
Under Ravi Shastri’s guidance, Team India are yet to win an ICC event. The chance was there for the taking when they reached the finals of the ICC World Test Championship. However, they lost to New Zealand in the highly-anticipated contest.
Earlier, they lost to the same opposition in the semi-finals of the ICC ODI World Cup 2019. However, India earned a reputation for being a ferocious side in overseas conditions. They defeated Australia in Australia not once but twice in the Test series. (2017 & 2020-2021).
In 2018, India scripted another history by beating South Africa in an ODI series for the first time. The Men in Blue got the better of South Africa in South Africa by winning the series by 5-1. Ravi Shastri’s second tenure as India’s head coach will end after the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in November.
Vikram Rathour likely to take Ravi Shastri’s place
Ravi Shastri was appointed as the head coach of Team India in 2017 after some rift between Indian captain Virat Kohli and former head coach Anil Kumble. Following the ICC ODI World Cup 2019, Ravi Shastri was reappointed as head coach for two more years.
According to the clause of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the current age limit of the chief coach is 60. Shastri, who was an integral part of the 1983 World Cup-winning team, turned 59 on May 27. As per some reports, he will no longer renew his national contract for the remaining one year.
As per the latest reports, Vikram Rathour is likely to replace Ravi Shastri as India’s head coach. Rathour was a flamboyant cricketer during his playing days. He scored 11473 runs in first-class cricket.
A prominent name I am hearing for the position of India’s next chief cricket coach 👇
Good choice ! pic.twitter.com/gsSYh0o1MI
— Vijay Lokapally (@vijaylokapally) August 22, 2021
Vikram Rathour, the current batting coach of the Indian cricket team is an ideal candidate to replace Ravi Shastri as the head coach. Moreover, the fact that he has a good relationship with the Indian players makes it a little easier for BCCI to appoint him.