India coach Ravi Shastri began his tenure on Wednesday against Sri Lanka. Team India are in South Asian country for a three-match Test series, followed by a five-match ODI and a one-off T20I.
Ahead of the Test, Shastri posted a picture of him sitting with skipper Virat Kohli and one from a warm-up match.
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen replied to the former team director with an interesting question.
Head coach again buddy?— KP (@KP24) July 24, 2017
And Pietersen's question allowed Twitter users to have some fun.
No he is on a travel tour exploring Sri Lanka— Prince Sanghvi (@princesanghavi) July 24, 2017
Haha earlier he was Team director 😂 not Head Coach! Just saying— Prince Sanghvi (@princesanghavi) July 24, 2017
Coach for sure, Head - not sure ! 🤣— rigil.shankar (@rigils) July 24, 2017
Sarcasm at its best , KP ?— Sree (@sreekuttans) July 24, 2017
😂😂😂— Nikita Sharma ♚ (@Nikita07s) July 24, 2017
@KP24 he is head coach of the Indian team for first time.— xubair bhat (@zubairbhat44592) July 24, 2017
No mate. Assistant to Kohli.— Ashfaq Shah (@shahashfaq) July 24, 2017
cricket has become business ahh, he is back to earn more.— VINAY RAMAKRISHNAN (@vinayr1981) July 25, 2017
Not head coach for sure😂 pic.twitter.com/HvrZz7MfEi— Manveer Singh Jhala (@jhala_manveer) July 25, 2017
Shastri, who had earlier served as India's team director has been appointed head coach for the first time, after Anil Kumble stepped down from the post.