Exploring Why Gautam Gambhir Isn’t the Ideal India Coach, Ex Indian Cricketer shares his perspective

There are a few names circulating as conjecture over the next head coach of the Indian cricket team intensifies. Up until the 2024 T20 World Cup, which concludes at the end of June, current coach Rahul Dravid will be in charge. The next coach’s term will begin in July and end on December 31, 2027.
 
The BCCI has previously published an advertisement for the position. It must be turned in by May 27. Some of the names making waves are KKR coach Gautam Gambhir, DC coach Ricky Ponting, and CSK coach Stephen Fleming.
 
Gambhir was reportedly approached by the BCCI to be the India coach, according to a recent report from ESPN Cricinfo. The report went on to state that after the Kolkata Knight Riders’ IPL 2024 engagement concludes, more talks will take place. 
 
But Aakash Chopra, Gautam Gambhir’s old Delhi state teammate, brought up a significant point. He stated that Gambhir’s coaching approach would not be appropriate for the Indian cricket team if there were veteran players on the team.
 
“Without a doubt, it was a good decision because he is an honest individual. He is skilled at leading and developing a group. In regards to the auction, I genuinely think highly of him. On his YouTube channel, Chopra stated that the Indian team will not be participating in an auction.”
 
“The coach, Gautam Gambhir, has a very powerful personality. Yes, there will be a change of leadership when that happens. But because Gauti works in a manner that is similar to that of a strict parent, I will be a little cautious if the squad already has a lot of seniors. Children need to exercise caution when their father is stern,” according to Chopra.
 
“You want a big brother who rests his hand on their shoulders and doesn’t attempt to push himself when you have extremely senior guys on the team. Gautam is not going to allow it to occur. With him, things are extremely easy. The high road or my way. Every time anything is done “my way,” particularly with elders present, things might not always go your way. With younger players, that is possible. I feel that way.”
 
Gambhir has never had a coaching position at the national level, but prior to joining KKR ahead of the 2024 season, he served as the coach of the Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL in 2022 and 2023. The team made it to the postseason twice while he was with LSG, and this season with KKR, he accomplished the same accomplishment.

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