Updated May 29th, 2024 at 11:55 IST

'Whether Gautam or Ashish Nehra': Harbhajan outlines his prospects from the new Team India coach

India spin legend Harbhajan Singh offers his expectations from the next Team India head coach & Rahul Dravid's successor, be it Gautam Gambhir or Ashish Nehra.

Reported by: Pavitra Shome
Harbhajan Singh, Jay Shah, Gautam Gambhir | Image: PTI / BCCI

The race for the Board of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) is all set to intensify, given that the T20 World Cup is coming close. The team's current head coach, Rahul Dravid, will step down from his position as the coach of the Men's National Cricket Team, and they have been searching for the ideal man for the role. As the Cricket Board invites applications for the role, there is a name that has been in the rumbles. Amid the extensive chatter, a former cricketer has revealed his expectations from whoever will be appointed for one of the top jobs in cricket  

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Harbhajan Singh reveals his expectations from the soon-to-be appointed Team India coach

Amid the chatter on the head coach role for Team India, BCCI secretary Jay Shah has been reportedly engaged in a meeting with KKR mentor Gautam Gambhir for the job, and he looks to be convinced to succeed Rahul Dravid. Another name is Ashish Nehra, who has also been tipped for the role. Amid the chatter, Indian spin legend Harbhajan Singh has revealed what expectations he has from the person who will be appointed in the role of the coach.


"If I say it properly, it is a speculation, which is doing rounds...the biggest thing a coach can do is to bring everyone together, so that team plays together. So, whether Gautam becomes coach or Ashish Nehra, or whosoever gets the opportunity, hope they do better than what others before them did," Harbhajan told PTI in an interview.

India's Gautam Gambhir watches from the Kolkata Knight Riders' dugout during an IPL 2024 match | Image: BCCI

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Harbhajan Singh had also showcased interest in taking up the role, but he eventually denied being in the race, saying that he would not be able to give much time for the role. But when the right time comes, he will step forward for it.

The Gautam Gambhir links have been stronger than ever, and it looks like he could be the man in line for the job. However, the BCCI has yet to confirm the former cricket's role, and it is yet to be seen when will it take place.


Published May 29th, 2024 at 11:55 IST