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Harsha Bhogle Supports Gautam Gambhir’s Appointment As India’s New Head Coach
By CricShots - Jul 10, 2024 11:50 am
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently announced the appointment of former India batter Gautam Gambhir as the new head coach of the Indian cricket team. This much-anticipated decision has been the subject of intense speculation and discussion, and its confirmation has delighted fans across the nation.

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir 

Gambhir’s recent success with the Kolkata Knight Riders, where he guided them to their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title as a mentor, has cemented his reputation as a strategic thinker and leader. His transition to the role of head coach for the national team is expected to bring a similar level of success and innovation.

Renowned cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle expressed his approval of Gautam Gambhir’s appointment on X (formerly known as Twitter). Bhogle, who has known Gambhir for over two decades, shared his confidence in the new coach’s ability to lead Indian cricket forward.

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“The most open secret in Indian cricket has finally been revealed. Having known Gautam Gambhir for over 20 years, I am confident he will do a fine job. He can be direct, even blunt, but his heart is in the right place, and he cares deeply for Indian cricket,” Harsha Bhogle tweeted.

Gautam Gambhir also took to X to share his feelings about his new role. He expressed his honour and enthusiasm for rejoining the Indian team in a different capacity.

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“India is my identity and serving my country has been the greatest privilege of my life. I’m honoured to be back, albeit wearing a different hat. But my goal is the same as it has always been, to make every Indian proud. The men in blue shoulder the dreams of 1.4 billion Indians and I will do everything in my power to make these dreams come true!” Gambhir tweeted.

 

Gambhir’s first major challenge as head coach will be the upcoming white-ball tour to Sri Lanka. Following this, he will prepare the team for significant events such as the World Test Championship (WTC) Final and the Champions Trophy in 2025. His appointment marks a new chapter for Indian cricket, with fans and pundits alike eager to see the impact of his leadership.