Shastri-Kohli team can create great magic

Shastri-Kohli team can create great magic

Meanwhile, the contracts of support staff along with Shastri's salary are expected to be finalised on Tuesday when the four-member committee meets the head coach.

A senior BCCI official told media that COA had agreed to Shastri's request to appoint Bharat Arun as the full-time bowling coach and the former India fast bowlers first assignment would be the Test series against Sri Lanka.

"As of now, I have to carry on normally, isn't it?" Interestingly, amidst this prevailing suspense and confusion over the appointment of Team India's support staff, came a release from the India Cements Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) that Arun will coach the VB Thiruvallur Veerans - one of the teams of the Twenty20 tournament - in the upcoming edition, which will be held from July 22 to August 20. Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan was announced as the team's mentor.

Why were Dravid and Khan appointed if Shastri wasn't comfortable with them if at all the "process" of taking the coach into confidence isn't as farcical as the entire coach-selection saga has appeared to be?

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Singh, the 53-year-old former all-rounder said that if he was the coach of the side, he would prefer to have support staff he's 'comfortable with'. Shastri and he go back a long way, having been friends since their U-19 days back in early 1980s. When quizzed by TOI on whether he'd been signed up by the BCCI, Arun replied: "Not yet".

However, now it is clear that the whole point of confirming Dravid and Zaheer Khan will be done only after the meeting with CAC, clarified CoA.

Shastri has maintained that Arun's rich experience in ironing out flaws of the bowlers and his willingness to work in a full-time role will prove vital to Virat Kohlii's team.

Talking about the same, Vinod Rai, CoA head was quoted saying, "We will further discuss with Shastri the appointment of other coaches". The incumbent India coach had stirred a controversy when he'd expressed his desire to pick the support staff of his choice, as it was viewed in contravention to the BCCI's decision of appointing Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan as batting consultant (overseas tours) and bowling coach, respectively.

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