Gautam Gambhir becomes India’s new head coach

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Publish Date: 20:50 Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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Gautam Gambhir has been named the head coach of the India Men's senior team, as announced by BCCI secretary Jay Shah on Tuesday.

Gambhir will succeed Rahul Dravid, who led India to the final of the ICC World Test Championship and the 50-over World Cup in 2023, and also secured a victory in the T20 World Cup in 2024.

Although Gambhir lacks prior coaching experience, he has worked as a mentor for several IPL teams, including the Kolkata Knight Riders, who clinched the championship earlier this year.

"It is with immense pleasure that I welcome Mr 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," Shah wrote on X.

"His clear vision for Team India, coupled with his vast experience, positions him perfectly to take on this exciting and most sought-after coaching role. TheBCCI fully supports him as he embarks on this new journey" he added.

Dravid stepped down from the role following India's victorious T20 World Cup campaign in the USA and West Indies last month.