BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman had suggested Rahul Dravid and Zaher Khan’s names for the role of assistant coach and Bowling coach respectively, but the choice didn’t go down well with the new head coach Ravi Shastri.
Now, almost a week later, Bharat Arun has been appointed as the Bowling Coach of the Indian cricket team, who held the same position from August 2014 to April 2016, during Ravi Shastri’s tenure as the Team IDrector then!
The current batting coach Sanjay Bangar has been elevated to the title of assistant coach. R Sridhar will continue as fielding coach.
Shastri, addressing the media today, mentioned the roles of Dravid and Zaheer in the team : “It all depends on for how many days Zaheer and Dravid want to assist the team. Their services are most welcome.”