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Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin has shown interest to be Team India’s coach in the future. Azharuddin who was known for his majestic wrist work back during his halcyon days has said that he would be ready to coach the team if there is an opportunity for him. The former right-hander has great experience under his belt and he might throw his hat in the ring to be India’s next coach.
Meanwhile, current chief coach Ravi Shastri contract was extended by the BCCI till World T20 2021. All the coaching staff has remained the same but Sanjay Bangar was replaced Vikram Rathour, who is now the new batting coach of the team.
Mohammad Azharuddin has got the experience
On the other hand, it is well known that Ravi Shastri and Indian captain Virat Kohli share a great bonhomie with each other. In fact, there were quite a few differences between Virat Kohli and former coach Anil Kumble, who had decided to quit after ‘untenable’ relationship with the skipper.
Azharuddin who had led India with aplomb said while talking to Gulf news, “Yes, I am ready to give it a shot. If I get an opportunity to work with the Indian team, I would jump at it without batting an eyelid”.
On the other hand, the former Hyderabad batsman doesn’t understand the role of multiple coaches within the side. There is one head coach and there are assistant coaches for batting, bowling and fielding. Azharuddin, who was known for his good fielding, added that he can provide coaching as a fielding and batting coach, which were his area of expertise during his heydays.
“I am amazed to see so many people accompanying the team these days. For example, my specialisation is in batting and fielding and hence if I coach any team, I don’t really need a batting coach. Isn’t it?” opined Azhar.
Mohammad Azharuddin has got great experience under his belt. The stylish right-hander played 99 Test matches in which he scored 6215 runs at an average of 45.04. Azhar also amassed 9378 runs in 344 ODI matches at an average of 36.92.