Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Team India's current head coach Rahul Dravid's tenure will be finished after the completion of the upcoming T20 World Cup to be held in USA and West Indies. Hence, BCCI is looking for a suitable head coach to replace Dravid.

Meanwhile, former Pakistan great Wasim Akram has backed current KKR team mentor Gautam Gambhir to take over the Indian men’s team head coach position.

"Gambhir is the best candidate. It depends on whether Gautam accepts it. He has also left politics because it took too much time. It is a time-consuming job. He is a very intelligent person, so he realised it’s not easy. He has two lovely daughters," Akram, a former KKR bowling coach, said during a recent interaction.

"Gambhir is very simple and straightforward. He is not a difficult person. But he speaks clearly, bluntly and doesn’t think twice, a quality that isn’t part of Indian cricket culture. In our culture, we say things that don’t offend people. But GG is someone who, if he doesn’t like something, will say it to your face. That’s his quality and that’s why everyone likes him. He gets aggressive at times, but that’s him as a person. He will bring that same aggression in the team, but it all boils down to whether he agrees to take up the role," said the legendry speedster and former Pakistan captain.

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