Former all-rounder Ravi Shastri has been appointed India coach until the 2019 World Cup, BCCI said in a statement on Tuesday.
The 55-year-old Shastri will replace former captain Anil Kumble, who stepped down as coach last month after falling out with captain Virat Kohli despite enjoying a successful run during his year in charge.
Here's how Twitter reacted to his appointment as Team India coach.
Having @ImZaheer as bowling coach is a fantastic move.Wish Team India good luck under Ravi Shastri .Hopefully d focus will be on cricket now— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 11, 2017
Ravi Shastri appointed coach of Indian cricket team for the 1st time.In his previous stints Cricket manager in 2007Team director in 2014— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 11, 2017
Such a shame. No Ravi Shastri in the commentary box for 2 years at least. SUCH. A. SHAME.— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) July 11, 2017
Team India Gets It's Manmohan Singh. Ravi Shastri Appointed As New Team India Head Coach.Boys Played Well To Keep Legend Anil Kumble Out. pic.twitter.com/FXQGy9MFYo— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) July 11, 2017
Breaking News: Virat Kohli appointed Ravi Shastri as new Indian coach.— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) July 11, 2017
*CV*Tom Moody - Has coaching experience in Australia, Sri Lanka, SRH. Ravi Shastri - In good terms with the captain— Aakash (@PUNchayati) July 11, 2017
Ravi Shastri appointed as yes man of Virat Kohli— .... (@ynakg) July 11, 2017
I actually can't think of any actual area where Shastri outshines Tom Moody except for maybe power grabbing and manipulation.— Dennis Zimbabwistan (@DennisCricket_) July 11, 2017
Just after Ravi Shastri is appointed as coach of our cricket team, he announced that beer & vodka shots wd be served during the drink breaks— Ra_Bies (@Ra_Bies) July 11, 2017
Virat Kohli to Ravi Shastri come out, CAC has selected as Head coach till 2019 WC ! pic.twitter.com/eAKo5Doj7O— Trojan_Horse (@SampathRedDevil) July 11, 2017
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