A lot happened around the selection of new head coach for Indian cricket team. 57 applications came in for that post. Out of that, 21 applications were shortlisted. And those 21 applications came down to 7. BCCI made a great decision by giving it in the hands of Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly. They have put the base of team India of today. So they have better knowledge of the current team and according to that, they knew what kind of coach team India needs. All the shortlisted candidates were called for the presentation on the basis of which the coach was to be selected. The candidates gave their presentation and the legendary triumvirate selected Anil Kumble as the head coach of India.
A suitable candidate was selected but the one who took it for granted and was not selected created the drama around the selection of new coach. Ravi Shastri started giving the statement Sourav Ganguly was not present during his presentation and because of that he was not selected. Ganguly has disrespected him. He kept on giving such statements to media for 3 to 4 days. Ganguly was silent in the beginning but when Ravi didn’t stop, Sourav Ganguly broke his silence and revealed the truth that he had to attend CAB meeting. He also revealed that Ravi was vacationing in Hong Kong and he gave the presentation via vedio conferencing. It shows how much serious Ravi Shastri was for this job. Ravi was taking this job for granted. In his head, he was already the head coach of India.
Now, Anil Kumble has completed a test series as a head coach of India. And the result is in front of us. India has won that test series comprehensively. It is just the start and Anil has already shown his dedication towards his job. We have seen the dedication and hard work of Kumble as a player. He has played with broken jaw as well. After being selected as a coach the first statement he gave was “it’s about the team not the coach.” He cleared that he will put the team in front not himself and he will work hard with the team in the backyard. Above all he won’t play politics in the team. When Shastri was director of the team, there were news of the rift between Kohli and Dhoni. It may be a rumour but there is no smoke without fire.
Under Kumble, there won’t be any news or even rumours of such rifts. He is a true gentleman in that matter. Apart from that, there is an expectation of huge improvement in bowling department. Under Kumble, players will transform as humans as well. Selection process will improve and there will be right balance of youth and experience in the team. Indian cricket is in the safe hands now. Rahul Dravid taking care of India A and U-19 squads and Kumble the senior team. Moreover, these days every decision making committee of BCCI consists either of Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman. One can’t have better men at job. Now there will be no politics, no corruption. There will be pure cricket in India.