Head coach of the Indian national cricket team, Ravi Shastri is reportedly looking to step down as the head coach of the Indian team after the ICC T20 World Cup.
According to various reports, Shastri has informed the BCCI officials that he is aiming to step down as the head coach of the team. With the age limit of the head coach being 60 years and with Shastri nearing that age, the BCCI is set to look for a new candidate for the position of head coach.
The ICC T20I World Cup will reportedly be the last major tournament that team India will play under the guidance of the former Indian all-rounder The applications for the head coach will be accepted after the World Cup, the shortlisted candidates will be selected through the interview by BCCI’s special cricket committee.
The ICC T20 World Cup is all set to be held in the UAE from 17th October with team India being one of the favourites to win the marquee international T20 competition.
With Shastri stepping down, Rahul Dravid has been named as one of the favourites for the position of the next head coach of the team if he chooses to apply for the position.
Shastri is one of the most successful coaches that team India has ever had, with a 60.87 per cent win rate in Test matches and a 62.64 per cent win rate in ODIs. Despite not being able to win an ICC tournament, Shastri’s coaching career’s highlight will be the 2018-19 and 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar trophy.