Amidst the speculations of Indian Coach Job, Jay Shah meets Gautam Gambhir after KKR’s IPL win

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Gautam Gambhir

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 final witnessed a significant event that has sparked widespread speculation in the cricketing world. Gautam Gambhir, the mentor of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), was seen engaged in an intense discussion with Jay Shah, the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Jay Shah meets Gautam Gambhir

This interaction occurred moments after KKR clinched the IPL title, defeating SunRisers Hyderabad. Gambhir, who led KKR to their first two IPL titles in 2012 and 2014, was celebrating his first season as the team’s mentor with a championship.

The meeting between Gambhir and Shah has led to speculation about Gambhir potentially succeeding Rahul Dravid as the next head coach of the Indian cricket team. Gambhir’s successful stint as KKR’s mentor has undoubtedly boosted his credentials, and his name is now doing the rounds as a strong contender for the role.

It’s worth noting that the BCCI had recently invited applications for the head coach position. Several prominent names, including Ricky Ponting, Justin Langer, and Stephen Fleming, were reported to be on the BCCI’s shortlist. However, Gambhir seems to be the frontrunner, especially after KKR’s triumphant IPL season.

According to reports, Gambhir is keen on taking up the job of India’s head coach, but he has one condition. He is only willing to apply for the post if he is given a ‘selection guarantee’. Gambhir doesn’t want to be just an applicant; he wants assurance of selection as Dravid’s replacement.

As the cricketing fraternity awaits the BCCI’s decision, the speculation continues. If Gambhir does become the head coach, it will be interesting to see how he brings his leadership skills and cricketing acumen to the role. For now, fans and pundits alike are eagerly watching the developments unfold.

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