Former Coach of Team India, Gary Kirsten talked about his days with Indian team and on the topic of next Indian coach followed by Anil Kumble resignation last week.
Indian leg-spin legend, Anil Kumble resigned from his post of India’s Head Coach following an ‘untenable’ relationship with the captain Virat Kohli. Now BCCI has re-open the selection process for head coach and invites profiles for the role. In the first phase of application process, six contestants were applied which includes former opening batsman Virender Sehwag and Australia’s Tom Moody.
As BCCI extended the time for applications, former India’s Director Ravi Shastri is likely to be in race and some more applicants are expected. At this moment, India’s 2011 world cup winning coach, Gary Kirsten has opened up and shared his thoughts on next Indian coach.
Kirsten has tweeted, ““Always loved working with Team India and hopefully they find the coach most suited for their team.”
Former South African opener, worked as India’s coach during the period of 2008-2011. In his period, Team India reached the no. 1 rankings in ICC Test Rankings and also won 50-overs World Cup in 2011.
Anil Kumble’s decision was came out just after two days of India’s loss in the ICC Champions Trophy final against Pakistan. BCCI has extended his contract until West Indies tour, but Kumble has denied that with his resignation announcement.
Gary Kirsten was one of the successful coach that Team India has ever had. Team has achieved many feats under his coaching techniques and he always has thoughts on Indian cricket team. BCCI tried to extend his contract after 2011 World Cup triumph, but it was his decision to move back to South Africa. He was the coach of South Africa during 2015 World cup and they reached semi final. But, unfortunately New Zealand ended their world cup dream in that semi-final clash.