5 top contenders who can replace Ravi Shastri as India’s head coach
Who next after Shastri?
Updated - Dec 26, 2020 4:25 pm
From the time the Indian cricket team has entered the Virat Kohli era, the transition has been seamless and efficient. Taking the Men in Blue from strength to strength, the modern maestro has left no stones unturned to cling major coveted silverware across the world. But it will be a profound injustice if we ignore the contribution of the unsung heroes of the Indian cricket team.
Head coach Ravi Shastri, along with his behind-the-scenes compatriots, remains a vital cog in the team’s machinery. Talking about Shastri, he has been a key player in pushing the cricketers in the right direction.
Under his tenure, India defeated the Aussies in their own backyard in the 2018-19 series. Moreover, the tri-colour cemented its position in the semi-finals of the World Cup 2019 held in England and Wales.
Gripping the philosophy of pulling-no-punches, the veteran Indian cricketer matches the wavelength of an aggressive Virat Kohli. On that note, let us assess the top 5 contenders of the venerable post from the cricketing fraternity.
Here’s is a list of 5 coaches who can grab the position of India’s head coach after Ravi Shastri: –
1. Rahul Dravid
The Karnataka-based cricketer broke into the national scenes and ruled the roost for over a decade. The wall of Indian cricket has talent written all over his name. He drew curtains to his illustrious career after amassing 13,000 odd runs in the longest format and 10,000 odd runs in the limited-overs formats of the game.
The NCA head has given his heart and sweat out to seal some crucial matches single-handedly. Eventually, he decided to get his hands on administrative as well as coaching activities in the second innings of his life. The former Under-19 head coach has tons of experiences going into his favours.
Under his direction, the Prithvi Shaw-led team triumphed the coveted prize in New Zealand. Hence, his potential remains unmatched and unrivalled. Subsequently, Rahul Dravid pitches his candidature to the Indian team’s top spot on the back of serious cricketing achievements during his reign.
It is yet to be seen whether the talisman unwinds similar magic in the senior team amidst huge pressures disseminating from across the arena.