India’s next coach can be someone very familiar to Indian cricket team. Reportedly, Vikram Rathour who is India’s current batting coach is in a strong position to replace Ravi Shastri.
Rathour, Next Indian Head Coach?
Vikram Rathour is likely to be the next head coach of the Indian cricket team in place of Ravi Shastri. Sources close to the BCCI revealed that Rathour is one of the favourites to be the next big name of Indian cricket team management. Ravi Shastri’s tenure will come to an end after T20 World Cup scheduled to be hosted in the UAE later this year. Shastri and Rathour, both are in England at present with the team for India’s five-match Test series against the hosts.
After eminent author and sports enthusiast Vijay Lokapally tweeted about Rathour being the frontrunner, the buzz regarding his name started doing the rounds. “A prominent name I am hearing for the position of India’s next chief cricket coach, Vikram Rathour, Good choice !”
Rathour, a Domestic Giant
Rathour is considered close to Ravi Shastri and Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli. He has been the batting coach for India for last few years now. Indian team has done remarkably well under his tenure and the likes of Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma have worked closely with him for their batting.
Vikram Rathour played international cricket for India during 1996 and 1997. He played six Test matches and seven ODIs for India. He played his last international game for India in 1997 against South Africa in Johannesburg. He did have limited presence in international cricket, but he was a premier name in the domestic cricket circuit of the country. The veteran has 11473 runs at an average of 49.66 in 146 matches in first-class cricket. His List A career saw him scoring just over 3000 runs in 99 matches.