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Gautam Gambhir Appointed Head Coach Of Senior India Men’s Team

Gautam Gambhir Appointed Head Coach Of Senior India Men’s Team
Gautam Gambhir

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has been appointed the head coach of the senior India Men’s team. BCCI secretary Jay Shah announced on Tuesday (July 9). His first assignment will be the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka, which features 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is and kicks off on July 27 as well. He has taken the reins from Rahul Dravid.

Rahul Dravid’s tenure as the head coach of the Indian cricket team concluded after their stunning victory in the T20 World Cup. As a coach, Dravid encountered several setbacks. Under his leadership, India got here agonizingly close to prevailing multiple titles, consisting of the semi-final loss to England in the 2022 T20 World Cup and the final defeats in the World Test Championship and the 2023 ODI World Cup, both to Australia. But they won the T20 World Cup 2024.

In recent years, Rohit and Dravid worked tirelessly to uplift Indian cricket, supporting the team to achieve the top ranking in all three formats. On domestic soil, India always outperformed sturdy teams like Australia, England, New Zealand, and South Africa. Despite a transitional segment in Test cricket, the pair secured an enormous series victory over England and led India to the World Test Championship very last, a commendable feat.

However, Jay Shah expressed excellent enthusiasm for Gambhir’s appointment, emphasizing his first experience with the evolving landscape of present day cricket and his suitability for the role due to his significant profession and clear vision for Team India.

He wrote on X, “It is with immense pleasure that I welcome Mr @GautamGambhir as the new Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team. Modern-day cricket has evolved rapidly, and Gautam has witnessed this changing landscape up close. Having endured the grind and excelled in various roles throughout his career, I am confident that Gautam is the ideal person to steer Indian Cricket forward.

His clear vision for #TeamIndia, coupled with his vast experience, positions him perfectly to take on this exciting and most sought-after coaching role. The @BCCI fully supports him as he embarks on this new journey.”

Shah additionally acknowledged Dravid’s hit tenure, particularly his final mission, where India won the T20 World Cup 2024 without losing a single match. The Rohit Sharma-led team played notable cricket and clinched the title by defeating South Africa in the final, marking India’s first unbeaten T20 World Cup campaign.

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