Former Indian Cricket team coach, Gary Kirsten, has been approached by Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI) to take up the position of coach for a second term.
Considered as the most successful coach of India, Kirsten revealed that he had a few calls from India inquiring his interest in the job, reports Mumbai Mirror .
Kirsten officially took charge of the Indian team as coach on March 1, 2008, for a period of two years. During his tenure, the Indian cricket team won a home series against Australia beating them 2–0.
Apart from clinching the Border-Gavaskar trophy, he also played an instrumental role during India’s first bilateral series win in Sri Lanka and India’s first Test and One-Day International series victories in New Zealand after 40 years.
Last but not the least, the emphatic victory of the 2011 World Cup, which was Kirsten’s last series as Indian coach, is a landmark achievement for team India.
After the end of Duncan Fletcher’s tenure, BCCI is in search for the next full time coach for the Indian Cricket team. Currently, Ravi Shastri has been appointed as the team director.