Ravi Shastri applying for Team India head coach’s post has caused quite a stir among the cricket fans. The former India international was one of the strong contenders to bag the same role when the BCCI was looking for a new coach. Prior to applying for the coach’s role in 2016, Shastri was the director of the team between 2014 and 2016 and had enjoyed a good spell. Under him, India made it to semi-finals of successive global events – the 2015 World Cup and the 2016 World T20 and also reached the No. 1 spot in Test rankings. During his tenure, India had also won their first limited-overs bilateral series in Australia, whitewashing the hosts 3-0 in a T20I series.
However, the Cricket Advisory Committee, comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, decided to select Anil Kumble ahead of Shastri. It has also led to a war of words between Shastri and Ganguly. But the episode is a talk of past now and Shastri is now again tipped by many to bag the high-profile job. Moreover, the fact that captain Virat Kohli likes Shastri is quite well documented and it might give the 55-year old a big advantage over the other candidates.
Anyway, Shastri’s dramatic entry into the fray has created quite a buzz and the Twitterati have given a mixed reaction to the development. Here is a look at some of the best reactions:
Ravi Shastri To Apply For Team India's Head Coach Position. Team India Ready To Get Its Manmohan Singh.
RT If You Don't Want Him. pic.twitter.com/wgIPRzZqAf
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) June 27, 2017
Ravi Shastri is interested to become the head coach of men's cricket team. Finally, Kohli to get the stooge he was demanding for so long
— Debarati Majumder (@debarati_m) June 27, 2017
Ravi Shastri may replace Anil Kumble.
This sentence makes no sense while India is bowling.
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) June 27, 2017
"Ravi Shastri" Every time there is some vacancy in cricket,be it for commentary, grounds man or Coach.He always apply for it.सेवा का जज़्बा pic.twitter.com/xwYeZq31Bn
— Jagjit (@COMMANMANOFUPA) June 27, 2017
Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli.
Still a better love story than Twilight. pic.twitter.com/GGVb8iL9hz
— Nagraj (@Nagraaj) June 27, 2017
Two capable people in India.. when a minister resigns go to Arun Jaitley and when a cricket coach resigns go to Ravi Shastri.
— Nishanth Shetty (@communal_indian) June 28, 2017
When "Ravi Shastri" will become coach ,They will Play this song daily after the match ! Very Moral boosting song !? pic.twitter.com/TnPlmoBMKW
— Tadkamarkey (@Aneelgs) June 27, 2017
Kids: apply for a job online.
Adults: apply through reference.
Legends: apply when they own the job.
Ravi Shastri is a legend.
— Jj Zein (@KaeinKare) June 27, 2017
It would be funny if Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar reject Ravi Shastri's bid for coaching the Indian cricket team, again.
— Nachiket Deuskar (@PartTimeBowler) June 27, 2017
So it was this Shakuni Mama "Ravi Shastri" behind all this drama to dislodge Gentleman Kumble from Job of Coach. Bad Management by BCCI.?
— Totlani Krishan (@kktotlani) June 27, 2017
Ravi Shastri is a mast lala, Kohli will love this?
These two will take Indian cricket to a new insurmountable height!
— poonamwala chand (@1136Pat) June 27, 2017