Not only Sanjay Bangar, even Bharat Arun and R Sridhar were interviewed for long time

Earlier it was reported that Bangar was interviewed for 90 minutes

Bharat Arun
Bharat Arun. (Photo by K Asif/The India Today Group via Getty Images)

Team India’s support staff has been almost finalised with Sanjay Bangar, the batting coach, most likely to lose his position. The selection committee led by MSK Prasad conducted the interviews in the last few days and announced the top three candidates each for the batting, bowling and fielding coach job. While Vikram Rathour looks set to replace Bangar, Bharat Arun and R Sridhar are expected to be retained.

It was earlier reported that Sanjay Bangar was quizzed for 90 minutes during the interview and the points during India’s overseas tour and the batting frailties were highlighted as well. However, it has now been learnt that it was not an easy-going for the other two coaches, Arun and Sridhar who were interviewed for almost 50 and 40 minutes respectively.


The trio was interviewed on Thursday and the process is told be concluded at 9 PM IST after which a format announcement came from the BCCI.

What all was asked to Sridhar to Arun?

According to Mumbai Mirror, R Sridhar was asked about his theory of one percent difference which he duly explained. Moreover, Sridhar is also known to have told the committee about how is planning the team to make the best fielding side in the world and Rishabh Pant the best wicketkeeper.

Bharat Arun, from the outset, looked the safest bet and the favourite to retain his place as India now possesses one of the best bowling attacks in the world. The trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami has troubled the oppositions time and again. But even then he had go through the barrage of questions for close to 35-40 minutes.

Arun has understood to have told the panel that he is planning to prepare a group of fast bowlers and the spinners who would be ready to play for India anytime. The support staff is also likely to get the contract until the T20 World Cup in 2021 and will work with Ravi Shastri who was earlier retained by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).

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