Tuesday, July 23, 2024

BCCI appoints former cricketer Gautam Gambhir as Team India head coach

Gautam Gambhir

NEW DELHI, July 9: Former opener Gautam Gambhir has been appointed as Team India head coach, confirmed BCCI secretary Jay Shah on Tuesday.
He succeeds Rahul Dravid in this role and faces the challenge of maintaining the team’s momentum following their recent victory in the T20 World Cup.
Shah took to social media platform X to make the formal announcement.
“It is with immense pleasure that I welcome Mr @GautamGambhir as the new Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team.
Modern-day cricket has evolved rapidly, and Gautam has witnessed this changing landscape up close.
Having endured the grind and excelled in various roles throughout his career, I am confident that Gautam is the ideal person to steer Indian Cricket forward. His clear vision for #TeamIndia, coupled with his vast experience, positions him perfectly to take on this exciting and most sought-after coaching role. The @BCCI fully supports him as he embarks on this new journey,” Shah posted.
As Gambhir takes charge, his primary objective will be to ensure that the Indian team continues to perform at the highest level. He will need to work closely with the players and support staff to identify areas for improvement and develop strategies to address any weaknesses.
The expectations are high for Gambhir, given India’s status as one of the top cricketing nations in the world. However, with his extensive experience as a player and his deep understanding of the game, he is well-equipped to handle the pressure and lead the team to further success. (Agencies)