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Gambhir takes over as head coach from Dravid

BCCI secretary Jay Shah expressed his enthusiasm for Gambhir’s new role in a post on his X account.

News Arena Network - New Delhi - UPDATED: July 9, 2024, 08:17 AM - 4 mins read

Gambhir takes over as head coach from Dravid

Gambhir takes over as head coach from Dravid

File Picture: BCCI secretary Jay Shah with Gautam Gambhir.


In a significant development for Indian cricket, Gautam Gambhir has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian men’s cricket team. The former World Cup-winning opener takes over the role from Rahul Dravid, who stepped down after India's recent T20 World Cup triumph in the Americas.

 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the appointment on Tuesday. BCCI secretary Jay Shah expressed his enthusiasm for Gambhir’s new role in a post on his X account, emphasising Gambhir’s firsthand experience with the evolving landscape of modern-day cricket. Shah highlighted Gambhir’s resilience and success in various cricketing roles, asserting that these qualities make him the ideal candidate to lead Indian cricket forward.

 

Taking to his Twitter account, Shah posted, “It is with immense pleasure that I welcome Gautam Gambhir 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.”

 

 

Gambhir’s cricketing career has been marked by numerous achievements. He was a crucial part of the Indian team that won the 2011 ODI World Cup and played a pivotal role in the finals. His leadership skills were further showcased when he captained the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to Indian Premier League (IPL) titles in 2012 and 2014. Most recently, he served as the mentor for the KKR team that clinched the IPL title in 2024.

 

On the other hand, Rahul Dravid, who has been at the helm, played a significant role in shaping the team's recent achievements. His decision to step down after the T20 World Cup victory comes as he passes the baton to Gambhir, ensuring a seamless transition for the team. Dravid's tenure saw the team through various challenges, culminating in the T20 World Cup win, a testament to his leadership and strategic acumen.

 

Shah, too, expressed gratitude to Dravid on X for his exemplary performance as the head coach of the Indian cricket team.

 

Looking ahead, Gambhir’s appointment is seen as a strategic move by the BCCI to adapt to the fast-evolving dynamics of international cricket. His proactive approach and innovative strategies are expected to drive the team towards new milestones. The cricketing world will be watching closely as Gambhir embarks on this new journey, steering one of the most formidable teams in international cricket.

 

Gambhir’s appointment as the head coach of the Indian men’s cricket team marks a promising start to a new era. His rich experience and visionary outlook are set to inspire the team, aiming for continued success on the global stage. As Indian cricket moves forward, the expectations are high, and under Gambhir’s leadership, the future looks bright.

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