Gautam Gambhir appointed head coach of India men’s team

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Gautam Gambhir has been appointed as the head coach of the India Men’s senior team, BCCI secretary Jay Shah announced on Tuesday.

He will take over the role from Rahul Dravid, under whom India reached the final of the ICC World Test Championship and the 50-over World Cup in 2023, and won the T20 World Cup in 2024.

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Gambhir doesn’t have previous coaching experience, but has served as a mentor in multiple IPL teams, including Kolkata Knight Riders, who won the championship earlier this year.

“It is with immense pleasure that I welcome Mr Gautam Gambhir as the new Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team,” Shah wrote on X. “Modern-day cricket has evolved rapidly, and Gautam has witnessed this changing landscape up close. 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.

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“His clear vision for Team India, coupled with his vast experience, positions him perfectly to take on this exciting and most sought-after coaching role. TheBCCI fully supports him as he embarks on this new journey.”

Dravid stepped down from the role following India’s victorious T20 World Cup campaign in the USA and West Indies last month.