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Gautam Gambhir Named Head Coach of Indian Team

• 10 Jul, 24 • by Inkspilled
Gautam Gambhir Named Head Coach of Indian Team

In a significant development for Indian cricket, Gautam Gambhir has been appointed as the new head coach of the Indian cricket team. The announcement was made on Tuesday, marking a fresh chapter in Indian cricket under the guidance of the 42-year-old former cricketer.

Gambhir steps into the role following the highly successful tenure of Rahul Dravid, who decided to step down after leading India to a triumphant T20 World Cup victory. Dravid’s departure comes on the heels of a celebrated coaching stint that saw India reach new heights in the cricketing world.

Before taking on this prestigious role, Gambhir demonstrated his leadership prowess as the mentor of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Under his mentorship, KKR clinched the IPL title this year, showcasing Gambhir’s strategic brilliance and ability to inspire teams to victory.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary, Jay Shah, was full of praise for Dravid’s contributions. Shah highlighted that under Dravid’s leadership, India emerged as a dominant force in all formats of the game. Dravid’s tenure was marked by significant achievements, including winning the T20 World Cup in the USA and the Caribbean after a 17-year gap, reaching the finals of the World Test Championships, and making it to the ODI World Cup final.

In a heartfelt message, Shah expressed his gratitude, saying, “I express my sincere thanks and gratitude to Mr. Rahul Dravid whose highly successful tenure as the Head Coach draws to a close. Under his guidance, #TeamIndia emerged as a dominant force across formats, including being crowned ICC Men’s T20 World Cup champions!

Dravid’s coaching journey with the Indian team began in late 2021. His tenure was marked by a commitment to building a cohesive unit that stood together through challenges and celebrated each other’s successes. As he steps down, the Indian cricket community looks back with admiration and respect for the foundation he has built.

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma also shared his thoughts, expressing deep gratitude for Dravid’s man-management skills and his ability to keep his stardom aside for the team’s benefit. Rohit praised Dravid for his humility and dedication, qualities that have left an indelible mark on the team.

As Gambhir takes over, there is a sense of optimism and excitement about what lies ahead. With his track record of success and his passion for the game, Gambhir is poised to build on the strong foundation laid by Dravid and guide the Indian cricket team to even greater heights.

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