India’s shock exit from the 2019 World Cup following defeat to India in the semi-final has also led to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) inviting applications for coaching staff roles in the team. Incumbent head coach Ravi Shastri’s contract is set to expire by the end of the West Indies tour but Indian skipper Virat Kohli has supported the 57-year-old to continue serving in his current post.
Kohli believed the team was united under Shastri and had developed good bonding with the former all-rounder hence this camaraderie could be disrupted with the appointment of a new coach. Nevertheless, he left the final decision in the hands of the Cricket Advisory Committee tasked with this job.
“Well, the CAC (Cricket Advisory Committee headed by Kapil Dev) has not contacted me on this. But all of us share a great camaraderie with Ravi bhai and would definitely be very happy (to have him around),” Kohli remarked.