The one month long drama of Board Of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday came to an end as Current coach Ravi Shastri has been chosen to remain in his position as the India’s senior team head coach, pipping Australian Tom Moody and Mike Hesson of New Zealand as announced by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) in Mumbai.
Former India captain Kapil Dev said that the top three finishers were Shastri at No. 1, Hesson at No. 2 and Moody at No. 3.
“We had a marking system and all three of us were unanimous in our decision with mark that these were the results,” Dev told the media after the day-long coach interviews.
“Shastri’s term will be till 2021. We didn’t take any inputs from skipper Virat Kohli, if we did that then we would have to take the inputs from the entire Indian team,” the former India captain announced.
Apart from Dev, the other two members of the CAC were Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy.
In his previous tenure, Shastri, with all the hype and big talking, couldn’t achieve anything significant for Indian cricket, as his partnership with skipper Virat Kohli failed to win global tournament’s or trophies for the team. Apart from winning a test series in Australia, Team India, under Shastri’s supervision, failed to win test series in England, South Africa and were knocked out from Champions trophy and recently concluded world cup.
However, as Kohli backs him unconditionally, the BCCI had to give him preference!