Jay Shah confirms Gautam Gambhir as new Head Coach of Indian men’s team

The Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Jay Shah confirmed the appointment of former Indian batter Gautam Gambhir as the new Head Coach of the men’s national team. After the conclusion of the T20 World Cup 2024, former Indian captain Rahul Dravid’s stint as the Indian head coach concluded.

But even before the World Cup, Gambhir was deemed as the successor to Dravid, according to multiple media reports. Confirming these reports, BCCI  secretary Jay Shah posted a tweet on X welcoming Gambhir as the new Indian coach.

Jay Shah confirms Gautam Gambhir as new Head Coach of Indian men’s team

Shah tweeted, “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. 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 added.

Gambhir emerged as the top contender for the national team job after multiple successful stints in the IPL where he mentored teams like Lucknow Super Giants and Kolkata Knight Riders. In the 2022 and 2023 IPL seasons, LSG clinched the playoffs. Then in 2024 as Gambhir moved to Kolkata, he was pivotal in winning the IPL while building one of the most well-balanced teams in tournament history.

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