NEWDELHI: On Tuesday Mr. Ravi Shastri was confirmed as the head coach of the Indian cricket team. Former India pacer Zaheer Khan will be the bowling coach while Rahul Dravid, the India A and U-19 coach, will be batting consultant on overseas tours.Shastri will travel to Sri Lanka this month and his contract is till the 2019 World Cup.
The announcement to name Shastri as Anil Kumble’s replacement came as a surprise because, earlier in the day, acting BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary had rubbished reports that claimed Shastri had been appointed. Choudhary had said the Cricket Advisory Committee of Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman was still “deliberating”.
Others in the fray were Virender Sehwag and Tom Moody, Phil Simmons, Richard Pybus and Lalchand Rajput.
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