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BCCI appoints Gautam Gambhir as new head coach of India Cricket Team

BCCI appoints Gautam Gambhir as new head coach of India Cricket Team

New head coach for Team India Gautam Gambhir will begin his reign with India vs Sri Lanka series later this month with ICC Champions Trophy & WTC Final two major targets.

The BCCI has appointed Gautam Gambhir as the new India Cricket Team head coach. The former KKR mentor replaces the already departed Rahul Dravid. The former India batter will take on the reins of Team India starting with India tour of Sri Lanka and has a contract till 2027.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah took to social media to announce the decision. Shah welcomed the new head coach and claimed that he believes that Gambhir would be the ideal person to lead Team India. He also further assured that the BCCI supports Gambhir on his new journey.

New India head coach

Rahul Dravid and his support staff departed the team following their conclusion of contracts after the T20 World Cup. Initially, Dravid’s contract ran till the end of the ODI World Cup. But the BCCI gave him a contract extension till the T20 World Cup. And with Dravid not willing to continue, it was Gambhir who becomes the best fit for the Men in Blue.

India is my identity and serving my country has been the greatest privilege of my life. I’m honoured to be back, albeit wearing a different hat. But my goal is the same as it has always been, to make every Indian proud. The men in blue shoulder the dreams of 1.4 billion Indians and I will do everything in my power to make these dreams come true!,” Gambhir said after his appointment.

As per reports, the BCCI interviewed Gautam Gambhir and WV Raman for the post of the head coach of the India Cricket Team. But in the end it is the former who has got the coveted job. And now the BCCI will give a free reign to Gambhir to choose his desired support staff.


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