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As I walk into my final assignment, I’d like to thank the leadership group for all their support: R Sridhar

18 Oct, 2021
As I walk into my final assignment, I’d like to thank the leadership group for all their support: R Sridhar
18 Oct, 2021 By Editor

Team India is going to get a new coaching staff after the 2021 T20 World Cup. According to the reports, Rahul Dravid is going to be the chief coach. It is understood that the only member of the current coaching staff, Vikram Rathour, might continue as the batting coach and will be a part of Team Dravid. Earlier today, Team India fielding coach Ramakrishnan Sridhar announced that he too would step down, along with head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, and strength and conditioning coach Nick Webb at the end of the T20 Mega Event. 

R Sridhar wrote a post expressing gratitude to the BCCI for entrusting him with the responsibility of serving the national team for 7 years.

“As I walk into my final assignment as the fielding coach of the Indian cricket team I would like to thank BCCI for allowing me to serve the Indian cricket team from 2014 to 2021. I believe that I have accomplished my job with Passion, Sincerity Commitment and to the best of my abilities. Yes, occasional mistakes were made but every mistake was harnessed to make the team a better place,” Ramakrishnan Sridhar wrote in his Instagram post.

The Mysuru-born cricketer-turned-coach thanked the leadership group for all the support and inspiration that he received during this big learning opportunity.

“A special thank you to Ravi Shastri, an inspiring leader and mentor to whom I owe this. Also big, big thanks to the captain’s MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli for having sported their faith, trust and belief in me. I would also like to acknowledge the support of stand-in captains Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, all the players, Coaches Anil Kumble, Sanjay Bangar, Vikram Rathour especially senior coach Bharath Arun from whom I learn so much & all other support staff for making this a wonderful journey,” he said.

“I was fortunate to coach & interact with amazingly talented cricketers and help them unleash their full potential. I fostered lasting relationships and made memories that I will treasure for a lifetime and beyond. Lastly but most importantly I express profound thanks & love to my family, my friends, Media and all the countless other fans and stakeholders of Indian cricket for always being there in support and encouragement,” R Sridhar added.

On Sunday, October 17, the Board of Control for Cricket in India formally put out a notification inviting applications for the roles of Team India head coach, batting, bowling, and fielding coach.