After much speculation, BCCI on Tuesday announced the name of Ravi Shastri as head coach and Zaheer Khan as bowling coach, but controversy surrounding the appointment refuses to die down.
As per the latest reports,CAC member Sourav Ganguly had reservations about Shastri’s appointment as coach, but Sachin Tendulkar managed to convince him.
“Sourav was brought around and convinced about Ravi after it was agreed that Zaheer would be made the bowling coach. Zaheer is such a name that no one could have possibly objected to due to his repertoire of knowledge and a fantastic relation with the current crop,” a BCCI official told news agency PTI.
It is important to note that last two months have been witness to a huge drama in Indian cricket due to a rift between then coach Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli. Kumble had resigned before team’s West Indies tour citing captain’s reservations about his coaching style.