Ravi Shastri, the renowned commentator, will continue in the Team India dressing room till the month of November 2021, getting an extension tenure as head coach of the senior men's national cricket team. It's Virat Kohli who publicly came out to support Shastri to continue in his role, and he has come back with a few thumping victories over his two closest foreign competitors, New Zealand's Mike Hesson and Tom Moody of Australia.
As per the news, two Indian candidates – Lalchand Rajput and Robin Singh – were done in just half an hour. Whereas former New Zealand coach Hesson, who was present, took an hour to do his presentation, while Moody concluded in 40 minutes. Shastri was the last to start his presentation and looked exceptionally spirited even after one hour, at 6 pm, which was the scheduled time to announce the name. "It's indeed stunning, we were all astonished by Shastri's brilliant presentation," a close aide told DNA after the interview.
Shastri emerged as the winner based on his "communication and man-management and managerial skills". In fact, how Shastri trumped the others in the remaining four criteria, the source said: "If the team is happy with him and he is the right candidate to handle a dressing room full of superstars, will you not agree with the choice of the skipper or the players?"