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BCCI appoints Gautam Gambhir as Indian cricket team head coach
Image Credit: X/Gautam Gambhir

BCCI appoints Gautam Gambhir as Indian cricket team head coach

| @indiablooms | 09 Jul 2024, 10:27 pm

Gautam Gambhir has been named the Indian cricket team's next head coach, BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed on social media on Wednesday.

The former India cricketer will replace Rahul Dravid whose tenure came to an end after the T20 World Cup 2024.

"It is with immense pleasure that I welcome Mr @GautamGambhir as the new Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team. Modern-day cricket has evolved rapidly, and Gautam has witnessed this changing landscape up close," Jay Shah posted from his official handle on X (formerly known as Twitter).

"Having endured the grind and excelled in various roles throughout his career, I am confident that Gautam is the ideal person to steer Indian Cricket forward. His clear vision for #TeamIndia, coupled with his vast experience, positions him perfectly to take on this exciting and most sought-after coaching role. The @BCCI fully supports him as he embarks on this new journey," he said.

Following the announcement, Gambhir posted a special message on his X (formerly Twitter) account - "India is my identity and serving my country has been the greatest privilege of my life. I'm honoured to be back, albeit wearing a different hat. But my goal is the same as it has always been, to make every Indian proud. The men in blue shoulder the dreams of 1.4 billion Indians and I will do everything in my power to make these dreams come true!"

Earlier, Jay Shah also posted a message for Rahul Dravid who ended his time as the Indian cricket team head coach by winning the T20 World Cup 2024 during his final assignment.

"I express my sincere thanks and gratitude to Mr Rahul Dravid whose highly successful tenure as the Head Coach draws to a close. Under his guidance, #TeamIndia emerged as a dominant force across formats, including being crowned ICC Men's T20 World Cup champions!"

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