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Gautam Gambhir Informs BCCI, Wants Ex RCB Star As Team India Bowling Coach: Report

The ferocious Gautam Gambhir has been named the head coach of the Indian cricket team by the BCCI, which hopes he will bring “tenacity and leadership” to the role previously held with “remarkable success” by Rahul Dravid. Gambhir’s arrival marks significant changes in India’s coaching setup, as he plans to bring in his own coaching staff. Among his preferences are Abhishek Nayar, assistant coach at Kolkata Knight Riders, and former India and Royal Challengers Bengaluru pacer R Vinay Kumar as the bowling coach.

According to a report in RevSportz, Gambhir has submitted the names of Abhishek Nayar as assistant coach and R Vinay Kumar as bowling coach to the BCCI. With Gambhir’s coaching tenure beginning with the Sri Lanka series, the BCCI will need to act swiftly on his recommendations.

At 42, Gambhir was the leading candidate to replace Dravid, whose tenure concluded with India’s title win in the T20 World Cup in Barbados last month.

“It is an absolute honor to serve my tricolour, my people, my country,” Gambhir said in a BCCI statement. “I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Rahul Dravid and his team of support staff for their exemplary run with the team. I am honored and excited to take on the role of Head Coach for Team India. I have always taken pride while donning the Indian jersey during my playing days, and it is going to be no different when I take up this new role.”

Gambhir expressed his eagerness to work closely with the BCCI, Head of Cricket VVS Laxman, the support staff, and, “most importantly, the players, as we work towards achieving success in the upcoming tournaments.” His first assignment as India coach will be the tour of Sri Lanka for three T20Is and as many ODIs, starting July 27.

BCCI President Roger Binny thanked former Head Coach Rahul Dravid for his outstanding tenure. “Team India now embarks on a journey under a new coach – Mr. Gautam Gambhir,” Binny said in a detailed statement.

The Cricket Advisory Committee, comprising Ashok Malhotra, Jatin Paranjpe, and Sulakshana Naik, unanimously recommended Gambhir for the position after the BCCI invited applications on May 13. “His experience, dedication, and vision for the game make him the ideal candidate to guide our team forward. We are confident that under his leadership, Team India will continue to excel and make the nation proud,” Binny added.


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