The drama of coach selection by BCCI took a surprising move and appointed Bharat Arun bowling coach yesterday. Do you know who he is? Let’s guess… I am sure you will choose Zaheer Khan.
Earlier while the appointment of Ravi Shastri as a head coach, The CAC committee also suggested Zaheer Khan as a bowling coach. But BCCI took as just a mere recommendation and ignored what CAC committee thought.
Now, BCCI has declared Bharat Arjun’s name as bowling coach, and yes he will lead the team in upcoming ICC WORLD CUP 2019. His first assignment is starting from India’s tour to Srilanka this year.
Who is newly appointed Bharat Arun bowling coach is?
He played just 2 test matches, and 4 ODIs. Yes, it’s surprising that he didn’t continue with his cricketing career and left it very soon. In 1992 he retired from all form of Cricket and started giving coaching to players. If we look at his portfolio, under his guidance the Tamilnadu team went to Ranji final twice. Once in 2003 and again in 2004.
Most of the people or cricket fans don’t know much about him. Even I get surprised to see such unknown face for such highly game and fame post. It’s just unknowingly for us, but not for the cricketers like Umesh Yadav, R. Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, etc. who comes to team India under his guidance. Many times these players have given credit to Arjun for his support and the guidance, due to which they are in good form and have a good grip on the ball.
Many people made statements that Arjun is a close friend of Ravi Shastri and this real friendship took him to the highest post. Even we can not ignore the facts that he has a good relationship with the coach and due to which he got some unfair advantages over the other competitors. In fact, Zaheer Khan was a perfect choice for the post as he has good record infield. But this decision made everyone to think about it. This is why we called it as The Drama which is just to show off the working within the board. These dramas are not more than any fictional character.
The show which started just after the Anil Kumble’s resignation from the coach comes to the surprised mode and BCCI took some surprising decisions over the CAC committee.
We can not do anything just to see what happens next and hope Arjun will make us proud as a coach.