India’s new head coach is not finalized! Gautam Gambhir pours cold water on reports with ‘difficult’ statement

Gautam Gambhir, Jay Shah

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) mentor Gautam Gambhir has made a massive statement on whether he will be the next head coach of the Indian cricket team. The former Indian cricketer stated that he finds it difficult to answer this question because he does not look too far into the future.

Gautam Gambhir has been one of the leading candidates to take over the Indian team from Rahul Dravid as head coach. The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) mentor was reportedly recently interviewed by the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) for the position.

Ever since the BCCI released applications for the coaching post, Gautam Gambhir has been in talks for the position. There have been several reports claiming that the governing body has already selected the mentor of Kolkata Knight Riders and that he will soon take charge of the team.

He seemed to be the only candidate for the position, but on the day of the interview it emerged that WV Raman was also in the running. Reports claimed that the former coach of the women’s team was also interviewed and his presentation left the CAC committee impressed.

The BCCI is reportedly divided between Gautam Gambhir and WV Raman. It is also learned that there are chances of both former cricketers joining the team. While Gambhir could take over as head coach, Raman could get the nod as the batting coach of the Indian national cricket team.

However, with all the speculation surrounding Gautam Gambhir’s appointment as the head coach of Team India, the Kolkata Knight Riders mentor confirmed that he is yet to be confirmed. Speaking to PTI, he said: “I don’t see such a distant future, it is difficult to answer now.”

Earlier there were reports that both the BCCI and Gautam Gambhir share the same belief that they should do for the nation. The governing body was impressed with the way he mentored Kolkata Knight Riders and led them to win the third title in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024.

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