Virat Kohli has met BCCI’s Advisory Committee members to put Shastri name on the list of candidates
Former cricketer Ravi Shastri has confirmed that he is applying for the post of India head coach, after the BCCI extended the deadline for applications. Shastri has dismissed allegations that he is applying after getting a selection guarantee, calling the reports “ bull crap”.
According to a report, the Indian captain Virat Kohli has backed Shastri to replace Anil Kumble for the post of Head Coach. The skipper had met BCCI’s Advisory Committee members Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman to put forth Shastri name on the list of candidates.
Shastri was team India director from 2014-2016. During his tenure, India managed to reach the semi-final stage of the 2015 World Cup and the 2016 World T20.
Under him, India also attained No.1 Test ranking, although for a mere eight weeks. It was also during Shastri’s time, that India defeated the Aussies in a limited-overs bilateral series for the first time.
Shastri underwent the selection process last year, but did not get the job. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited more applications for the Coach’s post after Anil Kumble last week stepped down amid reports of a rift with Virat Kohli.