Gautam Gambhir Takes Helm as Team India's Head Coach

Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian national cricket team, succeeding Rahul Dravid. Gambhir, a celebrated two-time IPL winning skipper for KKR, is expected to bring his experience and leadership to the role. His tenure begins with a series against Sri Lanka.


Devdiscourse News Desk | New Delhi | Updated: 10-07-2024 15:25 IST | Created: 10-07-2024 15:25 IST
Gautam Gambhir Takes Helm as Team India's Head Coach
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In a move that has thrilled the Indian cricket community, former India opener Gautam Gambhir has been appointed as the new head coach of the national team. Taking over after Rahul Dravid's successful stint, which culminated in a T20 World Cup victory, Gambhir's appointment was widely anticipated.

The decision came shortly after Gambhir led KKR to an IPL title as a mentor this season, a decade after his first victory as their skipper. The BCCI had initially approached National Cricket Academy chief VVS Laxman for the role, but Gambhir emerged as the preferred candidate.

Acknowledging his new role, Gambhir received a flood of congratulatory messages from former cricketers and colleagues. His coaching era will kick off with a white-ball series in Sri Lanka beginning July 27.

(Disclaimer: With inputs from agencies.)

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