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Gautam Gambhir named new India head coach as Jay Shah confirms him as Rahul Dravid’s alternative

BCCI secretary Jay Shah, on Tuesday (July 9), confirmed Gautam Gambhir as the brand new head coach of Group India. The previous India batsman has changed Rahul Dravid as the pinnacle coach.

Dravid’s tenure got here to an finish after the T20 World Cup remaining final month. The previous India skipper was answerable for the workforce from 2021 until the T20 World Cup 2024. The onus will now be on Gautam Gambhir to increase Dravid’s positive job as a coach throughout codecs particularly in T20s the place India had been topped the world champions final month.

Gambhir was the front-runner for the submit for fairly a while now. He and former India cricketer WV Raman had interviewed for the submit final month. Whereas each had reportedly managed to impress the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), Gambhir was the primary alternative of the board from the very begin. 

And Jay Shah has lastly confirmed him as the brand new head coach of the Indian workforce. The BCCI secretary took to X (previously Twitter) to announce Gambhir’s appointment as the pinnacle coach. Welcoming Gambhir, Shah mentioned that the previous India batsman is the perfect particular person to take Indian cricket ahead.

“It’s with immense pleasure that I welcome Mr @GautamGambhir as the brand new Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Group,” wrote Shah.

“Fashionable-day cricket has developed quickly, and Gautam has witnessed this altering panorama up shut. Having endured the grind and excelled in numerous roles all through his profession, I’m assured that Gautam is the perfect particular person to steer Indian Cricket ahead.

“His clear imaginative and prescient for #TeamIndia, coupled together with his huge expertise, positions him completely to tackle this thrilling and most sought-after teaching function. The @BCCI absolutely helps him as he embarks on this new journey,” he added.

Gautam Gambhir’s expertise in teaching:

Gautam Gambhir is but to educate a state or nationwide workforce however has managed to impress every person together with his teaching within the IPL. He plied his commerce as a mentor within the IPL within the final three seasons. In 2022 and 2023, he served because the mentor of the Lucknow Tremendous Giants and helped them qualify for the playoffs in each seasons.

By the way, LSG did not qualify for the playoffs this season with out Gambhir within the dugout. For IPL 2024, Gambhir had joined Kolkata Knight Riders and helped them win the event for the primary time since 2014. Gambhir’s tenure as India’s head coach will start later this month with the tour of Sri Lanka.



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