Gautam Gambhir Appointed New Head Coach of Team India

In a significant development for Indian cricket, former cricketer Gautam Gambhir has been named the new head coach of Team India, succeeding Rahul Dravid. Gambhir has signed a three-year contract and will oversee the national team across all formats. This appointment follows Gambhir’s recent success with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), leading them to their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title.

Gautam Gambhir was among the select candidates interviewed for the role after Dravid announced his intention to step down, having served as head coach since late 2021. In the interim, VVS Laxman is handling coaching duties for the ongoing tour of Zimbabwe, while Gambhir is set to assume his new position ahead of the upcoming white-ball series against Sri Lanka.

Jay Shah’s Post For Gautam Gambhir

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary, Jay Shah, confirmed Gambhir’s appointment via a tweet on Tuesday, July 9. Shah expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “It is with immense pleasure that I welcome Mr. @GautamGambhir as the new Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team. Modern-day cricket has changed quickly, and Gautam has seen these changes firsthand. He has worked hard and succeeded in many different roles throughout his career. I believe Gautam Gautam is the perfect person to lead Indian Cricket into the future.”

Shah also said, “Gautam’s clear vision for Team India and his vast experience make him the perfect choice for this exciting coaching role. The BCCI fully supports him as he starts this new journey.”

Gambhir is expected to play a pivotal role in selecting the squad for the Sri Lanka tour, with the team announcement anticipated next week by the selection committee.

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