Gautam Gambhir Appointed as India’s new head coach

NEW DELHI : Gautam Gambhir has been named Indian cricket team’s next head coach, BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed on social media on Wednesday. The former India cricketer will replace Rahul Dravid whose tenure came to an end after the T20 World Cup 2024.
Gambhir takes over from Dravid, under whom India reached the final of the last three ICC events (ICC World Test Championship in 2023, ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2023 and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2024).
India became the first team ever to win the T20 World Cup title without losing a single game. The Rohit Sharma-led side played some brilliant cricket and claimed the title by beating South Africa in the final.
The former India cricketer will replace Rahul Dravid whose tenure came to an end after the T20 World Cup 2024. “It is with immense pleasure that I welcome Mr @GautamGambhir as the new Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team. Modern-day cricket has evolved rapidly, and Gautam has witnessed this changing landscape up close.
Having endured the grind and excelled in various roles throughout his career, I am confident that Gautam is the ideal person to steer Indian Cricket forward. His clear vision for #TeamIndia, coupled with his vast experience, positions him perfectly to take on this exciting and most sought-after coaching role. The @BCCI fully supports him as he embarks on this new journey,” Jay Shah posted from his official handle on X (formerly
Gambhir, who had a stellar career as India’s opener across formats, recently steered Kolkata Knight Riders to a title win as head coach in the 2024 edition of the Indian Premier League. Gambhir doesn’t have previous coaching experience, but has served as a mentor in multiple IPL teams, including Kolkata Knight Riders, who won the championship earlier this year.
Back in his playing days, Gambhir was a star at the top of the order for India. He won the ICC Test Player of the Year for 2009 and was named in the World Test XI that year. In 2011, his spectacular knock in the final of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup propelled India to a Cricket World Cup win after 28 years. He also played a starring role in 2007 when his knock in the final led India to a title win in the inaugural men’s T20 World Cup.
(Bureau Report with Media Inputs).









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