A coach is an internal force that keeps the whole team in check. Several groups have seen their performance improved under the guidance of a good coach.
India’s first most critical cricket triumph came in 1983, under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. The team lifted the World Cup. Yet, there was no official mentor. The main Indian mentor was allocated in 1990. The Indian cricket crew has been trained by 12 previous cricket players. Nine of the mentors were previous Indian players.
Lets examine the best mentors Indian group had:
Gary Kirsten is no doubt is the best Indian mentor by many. Indian captain M.S. Dhoni himself said that Gary Kirsten is the best thing that happened to the Indian cricket crew. Gary was selected as the lead trainer of the Indian group in 2007 after India’s terrible showing in the 2007 World Cup. Under his direction, India made an entirely different group including youthful firearms like Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, and Rohit Sharma. Captain Dhoni and Gary had a decent bond, and they praised each other’s capacities.
Under Gary, India reached no.1 in test ranking and won many memorable overseas series. The most significant achievement for Kirsten was the 2011 World Cup win. India won the trophy after 28 years.
Ajit Wadekar was the former Indian skipper who won many matches for India. Wadekar took over the post of Indian coach in 1992 and groomed many future legends under his guidance. His captaincy tactics and innovative planning gave India many memorable matches. With Captain Mohd. Azharuddin, Wadekar won many tests and one-day international series like the 1994 Asia Cup, Hero Cup, the Willis World Series, etc.
John Wright became an Indian coach after the 2000’s match-fixing scandal that broke team India into pieces. He took the responsibility to rebuilt and strengthen the squad. He took the challenge and built a powerful team for India. Under his tutelage, young talents like Virendra Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and Yuvraj Singh got golden opportunities. The most significant victory for John Wright was reaching the final at the 2003 World Cup.
Duncan Fletcher was appointed in 2011 after Gary Kirsten resigned. Fletcher was a former player of Zimbabwe. He took the responsibility to strengthen the team after exits of players like Sehwag, Sachin, and Yuvraj. His most tremendous success was the 2013 Champions trophy win. Fletcher made India, test and ODI table leader in global rankings.