The Committee of Administrators (COA) praised the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) for picking Ravi Shastri as the head mentor of the Indian team. CAC, which includes Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman, named Ravi Shastri as head mentor and Zaheer Khan Bowling coach till the 2019 World Cup. Legend Rahul Dravid was appointed batting consultant for specific overseas tours.
The Cricket Advisory Committee made its suggestion with respect to the mentor. It is an exhaustive proposal covering all aspects of the coaching requirement of any team.
“CAC have put forth a concentrated effort to the current reason with devotion and duty. This is exactly what we had anticipated from an advisory group of such recognized cricketers. In the interest of all keen on ‘Cricket India’, BCCI and the COA, I express gratitude toward them for the administration so eagerly rendered by them. We acknowledge their proposal in totality,” mentioned the statement released by the BCCI.
The statement further said, “A mentor is a coach to a group. He is a companion and an elder buddy. He needs to effectively add to working up the confidence and build up morale in the dressing room. Motivating and directing the players off the ground is the obligation of the mentor. The skipper is the pioneer and the warrior on the ground. Any team is constantly worked around the initiative qualities and polished skill of the captain. He is the face of the team. The coach has to provide backroom support.”
“It is in light of this target the employment of choice of a mentor was endowed to three of the most experienced former players/captain of the Indian team. They have been in hard luck up to the eyeballs all themselves. Now that they have made the choice, we sincerely feel that the new combination will steward the team to number 1 position in the World Cup.
“We need to put the immediate past events to rest and wish the team, the captain, coach and support staff a very ‘happy innings’ in the run up to the World Cup,” the COA added.