Soon after former Indian captain Ravi Shastri appointed team India’s new head coach by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), social media sites like Twitter and Facebook got flooded with the reactions, some of the Indian team fans termed it as good move while some called it as ‘disastrous’. BCCI announced this decision after Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) has asked the board to announce the name of the Indian team head coach today. Earlier, Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) postponed the decision to select the new head coach as they wanted to discuss with skipper Virat Kohli, who is currently travelling back to India after West Indies tour.
CAC members, which includes former India captain Sourav Ganguly, former India batsman V.V.S. Laxman and the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, interviewed candidates for top post job at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on July 10. Lalchand Rajput, Virender Sehwag, Richard Pybus, Ravi Shastri and Tom Moody were the candidates appeared before the CAC on July 10.
“Now there will be two factions in the Indian Cricket Team. One of VK and Shastri and other of the players,” Indian cricket team fan Aditya Bakshi posted a comment on InUth’s link on Facebook.
Here are some the reaction:
Team India Gets It's Manmohan Singh. Ravi Shastri Appointed As New Team India Head Coach.
Boys Played Well To Keep Legend Anil Kumble Out. pic.twitter.com/FXQGy9MFYo
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) July 11, 2017
Just after Ravi Shastri is appointed as coach of our cricket team, he announced that beer & vodka shots wd be served during the drink breaks
— Ra_Bies (@Ra_Bies) July 11, 2017
June 2016: Ravi Shastri rejected in India coach Interview..
July 2017: Ravi Shastri new head coach for team India..
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) July 11, 2017
"Ravi Shastri" Entire episode is stage managed. Could have avoided others from making presentation kumble exit is linked to his appointment
— sakthi (@sakthi1964) July 11, 2017
#BCCI Why was so much of drama created when it was well planned and decided by Indian Captain to appoint Ravi Shastri as next Coach.
— Tiwari Satish Kumar (@msd4you) July 11, 2017
Ravi Shastri applied for the post after Anil Kumble resigned from the post following the rift with the captain Virat Kohli. Anil Kumble resigned a day after India lost to Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final held in England.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 11, 2017
Anil Kumble took to his official Facebook handle to share a post. In his post he wrote: “…I was informed for the first time yesterday by the BCCI that the captain had reservations with my ‘style’ and about my continuing as the head coach. I was surprised since I have always respected the role boundaries between captain and coach. Though the BCCI attempted to resolve the misunderstandings between the captain and me, it was apparent that the partnership was untenable, and I therefore believe it is best for me to move on.”
UPDATE: Mr. Rahul Dravid is appointed as the Batting Consultant for overseas Test tours pic.twitter.com/mS1KcVI2Hh
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 11, 2017
Team India will next tour Sri Lanka. The Virat Kohli-led side is set to play three Test matches, five One-Day Internationals (ODI) and a one-off Twenty20 International during the series. All the three Test matches will be played in Galle, Colombo and Kandy.