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Selection Day and the Indian Coach

Open (India) – The coach’s role is more than just a psychological foil for the captain and there is very little public information about what Shastri’s approach is to coaching
SOON AFTER RAVI Shastri’s reappointment as Indian cricket team coach, a video clip began to do the rounds on Twitter.

Summary

  • The coach’s role is more than just a psychological foil for the captain and there is very little public information about what Shastri’s approach is to coachingSOON AFTER RAVI Shastri’s reappointment as Indian cricket team coach, a video clip began to do the rounds on Twitter.
  • The coach of the Indian cricket team and the target of Shastri’s ire then was Kapil Dev.
  • While their equation might be a good thing, the coach’s role is more than just a psychological foil for the captain and there is very little public information about what Shastri’s approach is to coaching.
  • After Shastri was selected, Kapil’s limited explanation at the press conference later was: “We all decided unanimously after doing the accounts and numbers which took us [a] little bit of time, definitely number three is Tom Moody, number two is Mike from New Zealand, very intelligent, very good young boy and number one is Ravi Shastri, which you all was expecting.
  • He made it clear that Kohli had not been consulted this time because then they would have had to ask the entire team, an argument which seemed to unwittingly suggest that when Shastri was made the coach the first time, Kohli’s interference was unwarranted.

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