Current Indian batting coach Vikram Rathour is likely to be the next head coach of the Indian cricket team. Sources close to the BCCI have revealed that Rathour is the front runner to take over the position from Ravi Shastri whose tenure will come to an end after the T20 World Cup in UAE. Rathour is currently with the Indian team in England.
Vijay Lokapally, eminent author and sports enthusiast has tweeted about Rathour close to being appointed as Team India chief coach. Meanwhile, there were a few other prominent names as well in the running but the Indian batting coach now seems to be the favorite. Rathour is considered close to Ravi Shastri and also shares a good relationship with captain Virat Kohli.
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
He has been the batting coach of the Indian cricket team for some time now. Under him as the batting coach, India have won Test series in Australia. The likes of Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have worked closely with him to improve on their batting skills.
Vikram Rathour Close To Indian Cricketers
Vikram Rathour played international cricket for India between 1996-97. He played six Test matches and seven ODIs for India. Despite his limited international career, he is a veteran in Indian domestic cricket. He was a prolific run-scorer at the first-class level, scoring 11473 runs at an average of 49.66 in 146 matches. His List A career was more modest, with him scoring just over 3000 runs in 99 matches. He played his last international game for India in 1997 against South Africa in Johannesburg.