After India's defeat in the semifinals of the 2019 world cup cricket against New Zealand, there were huge speculations that India might go for a new coach. The speculations are right and BCCI have invited fresh applications from different players for the coaching position of Indian cricket team.
Ravi Shastri has been India's coach for some time and he had indeed done a great job. He has played a major role in transforming the Indian team to a great team and has also made the players mentally tough.
When asked about the need for having a new coach, Indian captain Virat Kohli said that he will be very much happy if Ravi Shastri continues as the head coach of the Indian cricket team.
He said that CAC has not contacted him yet regarding this and also said that he is ready to talk with them if they like his opinion. The team members enjoy a great relationship with Ravi Shastri and everyone wants him to continue as the coach.
Virat Kohli and Shastri together helped India reach the top of the test rankings and a second position in the ODI rankings. Ravi Shastri shares a good understanding between the players and is also a great professional when it comes to man-management. The deadline for the application for the head coach will end on July 30.
In his younger days, he was a regular member of the Indian team and was well known for his batting as well as his bowling. He was fluent in both tests and ODI and has made some great performances against the top team and players. There are a section of the cricket officials who does not like to see Shastri to continue as the coach. But majority of the players wants him to continue as the head coach of team India.