Mumbai: Former India cricketer Ravi Shastri has been appointed as the coach of the Indian cricket team for a second successive term. Three-member Cricket Advisory Committee- Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy- made the announcement on Friday.
Shastri’s contract expired after India’s World Cup campaign but the BCCI handed him and his support staff 45-member extension.
Shastri pipped former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson, Australian Tom Moody and former India teammates Robin Singh and Lalchand Rajput to clinch the post. Indian skipper Virat Kohli had also backed Shastri's re-appointment as the head coach saying that he shares a great camaraderie with Shastri.
Shastri's appointment as Team India's head coach has left the social media divided. Here are some of the Twitter reactions:
Tell us something we don't already know.
Shastri to continue coaching India.
Aleem Dar and Dharamsena to continue umpiring
WI continue to play T20 on test cricket.
Smith to continue to be the sole breadwinner at Ashes.— Call spade a spade (@here_2_be_aware) August 16, 2019
Good chance for other teams to win tournaments, We will be happy reaching semi finals for world tournaments 👍👍👍🍻🍻🍻— ANKhona (@ak1408) August 16, 2019
This is not going to be great for India. So it's official now they aren't going to win any @ICC trophy for next 3-4 years....— sandeep chamoli (@sandeepchamoli9) August 16, 2019
Anil kumble Rahul Dravid Sourav Ganguly Mike Hesson Tom Moody all be like pic.twitter.com/C1ISrwPzZT— J R D (@The_Real_JRD) August 16, 2019