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Team India’s fitness trainer Shankar Basu resigns

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Dec 26, 2016, 2:10 pm IST
Updated Dec 26, 2016, 2:14 pm IST
Indian cricket team’s strength and conditioning coach Shankar Basu has handed over his resignation to BCCI.
The trainer is credited for turning Virat Kohli into a world-class athlete. (Photo: Instagram/Virat Kohli)
 The trainer is credited for turning Virat Kohli into a world-class athlete. (Photo: Instagram/Virat Kohli)

Mumbai: Indian cricket team’s strength and conditioning coach Shankar Basu has handed over his resignation to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

According to The New Indian Express, Basu took the decision after the fifth Test against England in Chennai. Team India management has asked the coach to reconsider their decision.

 

Indian team recently has been ravaged with injuries suffered by KL Rahul, Mohammad Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kuma and Wriddhiman Saha. Sources have revealed that few players had issues with Basu's training methods and had asked for a different training programme.

“No player complained about his methods. But a few did raise questions about the intensity and the programme, which is normal, because for each player the routine is different. The team’s fitness has increased by leaps and bounds, and it is a huge shock that Basu resigned. We are still sitting over the letter,” BCCI sources told the New Indian Express.

 

If BCCI does accept the resignation, Sudarshan, who worked with the national team prior to Basu’s appointment might be appointed.

Basu had earlier worked with Indian Premier League (IPL) side Royal Challengers Bangalore and Tamil Nadu Ranji Trophy team. The trainer is credited for turning Virat Kohli into a world-class athlete.

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