Ravi Shastri named India coach: Daddy hired to baby sit brat, Twitter reacts to appointment

After much drama and hullabaloo, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed the appointment of Ravi Shastri as the new head coach of the Indian cricket team. The other members of the coaching staff were also announced with former India fast bowler Zaheer Khan being named as the bowling consultant and former star batsman Rahul Dravid getting the role of overseas batting consultant.

Ever since legendary leg-spinner Anil Kumble resigned as the Indian cricket team’s head coach, a lot of anticipation had surrounded the appointment of the new coach. Shastri's appointment has put an end to all of this. The former cricketer's term as head coach will extend till the 2019 World Cup.

Shastri was the director of the Indian team between 2014 and 2016, during which time he led the Men in Blue to the semi-finals of the World Cup and 2015 World T20. He had also applied for the job in 2016 but Kumble was chosen over him.

After the announcement, Shastri's name has become one of the top trending topics on Twitter. The announcement resulted in a bustle of reactions on Twitter. While many cricket fans and followers took to social media to express their opinion, few hailed the decision.

Shastri is considered to be skipper Virat Kohli's preferred choice. Many Twitter users suggested that the appointment process could have been influenced by Kohli’s preferences. Some Twitterati also lashed out at Shastri and Kohli.

With inputs from PTI

Published Date: Jul 12, 2017 02:52 pm | Updated Date: Jul 13, 2017 03:06 pm

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