Previous South African batsman Gary Kirsten has said he is not in a “position right now, to consider a full time post over all organizations” after his name was connected as one of the conceivable decisions for India’s next mentor following Anil Kumble’s abdication.
Kirsten had trained India from 2008 to 2011 and completed a fruitful residency with the World Cup triumph in 2011. In three years in charge, Kirsten drove India to arrangement prevails upon Australia and England before drawing a Test arrangement in South Africa. India had likewise come to on top of the Test rankings with Kirsten as mentor.
The Indian players were not content with Kumble’s style of instructing and words like “domineering, threatening and headmasterly” crawled up to portray the way he worked. The dressing down he gave the players after the Champions Trophy last thrashing against Pakistan was viewed as the issue that crosses over into intolerability in an officially stressed relationship.
Kirsten, then, was a moment hit with the Indian group, reeling from the Greg Chappell years. The South African was regarded and enjoyed by the players and liked to remain out of sight. His name begun as a conceivable successor to Kumble had begun to do the rounds yet the man himself has now put to rest all theory.
Kumble’s acquiescence over contrasts with captain Virat Kohli has sent the BCCI back to this plan’s beginning point once more. The cricket admonitory board (CAC) including Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman will survey crisp applications. The due date for applications has been opened for July 9.
Prior, on May 25, the Indian board had requested applications for the mentor’s post with Kumble’s term arriving at an end. Five hopefuls – Tom Moody, Virender Sehwag, Lalchand Rajput, Richard Pybus and Dodda Ganesh were concluded.
Precisely seven days after Kumble ventured down, previous India chief and group executive Ravi Shastri said he would likewise apply for the position of mentor.