The wait for the Indian Cricket team's Head Coach will be over at 7 PM on Friday as Kapil Dev led Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) will announce the name at Sunset Lounge, Trident Hotel, Mumbai. The current head coach Ravi Shastri and other big names including former Australia all-rounder and Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody, along with ex-New Zealand and Kings XI Punjab coach Mike Hesson. India's 2007 World T20-winning cricket manager Lalchand Rajput, former Mumbai Indians head coach Robin Singh and West Indies' Phil Simmons, who until recently was Afghanistan national team coach, are the other candidates in the fray.
However, Shastri remains as a front runner, since he is not only the favourite of Kapil Dev but also has the backing of the Captain skipper Virat Kohli.
As it is known that Ravi Shastri, who was the Player of the Tournament in the 1985 World Championship of Cricket is the strong contender, it seems that the fans have realised that the inevitable might happen and therefore, they expressed their opinions on social media.
Here are a few of the reactions:
Under Shastri, India have won over 70% of their matches. These victories include whitewashing Sri Lanka in their own backyard in Tests, ODI's and T20Is in the 2017/18 season, home series win against Australia and New Zealand, limited-overs bilateral series wins against South Africa, Asia Cup 2018, the historic Test series wins against Australia Down Under followed by bilateral ODI series wins against the Aussies and the Kiwis. Away Test series losses against South Africa and England, losing to Australia at home earlier this year and a semi-final exit in World Cup 2019 are something which was witnessed during his tenure.