The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has roped in Ravi Shastri, Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun, R Sridhar to look after the affairs of Indian cricket in the upcoming ODI series against England. But, Duncan Fletcher would still remain as the head coach for team India, while many claim that the coach could well be on his way out in the near future.
It was just a few months ago, where Virat Kohli was flying high and was seen as Dhoni's successor when the need arose. Ironically, it is at this hour where team India needs a new leader and Virat is nowhere in the picture due to his dismal form of late. The player was even compared to Sachin Tendulkar, but his scores of 1, 8, 25, 0, 39, 28, 0, 7, 6 and 20 reflect a different story.
After India's dismal performance in the Test series against England, where they lost 3 - 1, the BCCI has decided to take some immediate steps. While many had expected BCCI to show the exit doors to Duncan Fletcher, instead Ravi Shastri was appointed as the Team Director for the scheduled upcoming one-day series against England. Is this a warning to Duncan Fletcher?
In spite of Indian sportspersons bringing glory to the nation in the past twelve months, none were deemed fit to receive India's highest sporting honour, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. Seven sportspersons from different disciplines had applied for the award - Jeev Milkha Singh, Vikas Gowda, Krishna Poonia, P.V. Sindhu, Somdev Devvarman and Paralympians Devendra Jhajaria and H.N. Girisha, but the 12 member selection committee did not consider any of the applicants worthy enough.