CAC impressed with Anil Kumble’s presentation

Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble. (© Getty Images)

When Anil Kumble applied for the role of the head coach of team India, the country immediately became synonymous with the legend’s credentials. In spite of having applied rather late, Kumble has been the favorite of the applied candidates to become the new coach of the team. What’s more is that the Cricket Advisory Committee also feels the same way.

Yesterday, the CAC interviewed a few shortlisted candidates for the position of head coach. These names included some world-class names renowned for their success in the coaching role in the past. Some of the names in the hat included Stuart Law, Pravin Amre, Lalchand Rajput, and Ravi Shastri. Reports suggested that it had boiled down from 21 shortlisted names to six names. These names included Kumble, Ravi Shastri, Praveen Amre, Lalchand Rajput, Tom Moody and Stuart Law.


As per reports from India Today, the list has now been reduced to two names – Ravi Shastri and Anil Kumble. The CAC comprising of former Cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and VVS Laxman had just two questions for the coach elect. They asked each of the six (a) Why should you be given the team and (b) How will you help them win abroad?

Anil Kumble’s presentation saw him touch upon cricketing matters overseas with the ideology of winning at home and losing overseas. Further reports go on to suggest that Kumble’s was the longest presentation and that he touched upon the different formats of the game as well. Perhaps it was the captain’s experience that helped in his presentation as well.

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As for Ravi Shastri, the latter touched upon the fact that he had been with the Indian team for over 20 months. His online video presentation was viewed by an online stream by the CAC. Although Shastri has the backing of Virat Kohli, it is highly unlikely that he gets his call to duty.

As for Lalchand Rajput, he may well go on to become the next Afghanistan National coach upon the recommendation of the BCCI. Pravin Amre’s pristine personal coaching record may come into the fray as he may be hired as India’s batting coach. Stuart Law and Tom Moody are the outsiders at the moment.

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