Vikram Rathour is suitable for Team India's head coach position: Salman Butt

Vikram Rathour is suitable for Team India’s head coach position: Salman Butt

There have been many names that have been tossed up in the discussions in the last few days. Vikram Rathour's name is one of them.

Salman Butt, Ravi Shastri, and Vikram Rathour
Salman Butt, Ravi Shastri, and Vikram Rathour. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Ravi Shastri’s tenure is almost coming to an end. The former Indian all-rounder’s contract as the head coach of the Indian men’s cricket team is going to expire once the T20 World Cup 2021 ends. There have been speculations that Shastri is unlikely to re-apply for the position and will not continue in the same position. 

Despite these rumors, there haven’t been any confirmations made as fans continue to speculate who will become the next head coach. In some corners, it has been noted that the BCCI was happy with Rahul Dravid’s performance as the interim head coach on the Sri Lankan tour in July. Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt presented his own case and suggested a different name. 

According to the ex-cricketer, team India’s batting coach Vikram Rathour could be a good pick as the next head coach. Butt explained that whoever comes to the position has to be in proper sync as they were during Shastri’s tenure. Butt believes more than a coach India needs someone who is already in sync with the current happenings. However, he also noted that Rathour could be the pick if no other foreign coaches apply for the position. 

Team India needs a coach who is already in sync with the team: Salman Butt

“Whoever becomes the new head coach, he should have proper sync with the players and keep them in their comfort zone. Vikram Rathour’s name is doing rounds to be the successor of Ravi Shastri. Rathour was a stylish player in his day and he’s currently the team’s batting coach as well. When the team is strong, they don’t need a coach. Team India needs a coach who is already in sync with the team. So, I feel Vikram Rathour is suitable for the head coach position if any foreign coach doesn’t apply once Ravi Shastri’s tenure ends after the T20 WC,” Salman Butt said on his Youtube channel.

Vikram Rathour played six Tests and seven ODIs for India between 1996 and 1997. However, he had an illustrious career for Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. He was named the batting coach replacing Sanjay Bangar after the 2019 World Cup and has since been praised for his work with the Indian team. In the past few days, he has emerged as one of the probable candidates to replace Shastri in the head coach’s role.