New Delhi: Indian Test team skipper Virat Kohli has recommended former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori’s name for the post of head coach of the Indian cricket team, reports said today.
Kohli has sent Vettori’s name as a recommendation to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the vacant position of Indian cricket team’s head coach, a TOI report said today.
Currently, Vettori is the head coach of IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore and Big Bash League side Brisbane Heat.
The 37-year-old Kiwi all-rounder took 362 wickets in Test cricket and 305 wickets in ODIs, and has also scored 4,531 runs in Test matches. He retired from international cricket when Australia defeated New Zealand in the 2015 World Cup finals.
Incidentally, Virat Kohli replaced Vettori as RCB captain in 2013 and Vettori became the coach of RCB in 2014.
Earlier, BCCI had approached Rahul Dravid for the coveted role but the former Indian captain said that he will make a decision after a lot of consideration.
As a coach, Dravid has been extremely successful as the India U-19 side reached the finals of the World Cup. He is also responsible for Delhi Daredevil’s improved performance in the IPL.
It is important to mention here that the Cricket Advisory Committee, comprising the legendary trio of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman have been given the task of finding a new coach for the Indian cricket team.