Zaheer Khan, who had lastly played the international cricket in the year 2014, is measured to be one of best exponents of swing bowling.
New Delhi: On Tuesday, the BCCI termed Ravi Shastri as the new coach of Indian cricket team with previous fast bowling great Zaheer Khan being chosen the bowling coach for an era of two years. Rahul Dravid, India A and Under-19 coach, will toil as a batting adviser on away tours laterally Sanjay Bangar, who is with the crew as batting coach.
“On Cricket Advisory Committee’s endorsement, we have decided to hire Ravi Shastri as the chief coach whereas Zaheer Khan will be selected bowling coach for a retro of 2 years,” BCCI acting president CK Khanna had assured the growth to media on Tuesday.
It will be third stint with the national team for 55-year-old Shastri, who was previously a Cricket Manager through 2007 trip of Bangladesh and then Team Director from the year 2014 August to 2016 June through which India had won Test overseas series versus Sri Lanka, get hold of the semi-finals of 2015 World Cup and World T20 semi-finals in the year 2016.
It was cultured that it was a fight amid Shastri and Virender Sehwag but it was captain Virat Kohli’s strong reference about Shastri’s previous tenure that swung the contract in favour of BCCI’s ‘Man of All Seasons’.
Zaheer Khan, who previously had played international cricket in the year 2014, is measured to be one of best exponents of swing bowling India has ever formed.