I can visualize a BCCI ad for a job posting go, ” Wanted white man, about 6 ft tall, preferably blonde, preferably of english descent, to discipline (oops, coach) Indian cricket team, should be aware of a game called cricket, preferably played it as well at least at street level, should own a top-of-the-line laptop, lots of $$$$$$” and on and on…
Seriously and in no way trying to be derogatory, I have a fundamental question, what is it these white men have that is so special? More importantly, what is about coaching in general, and coaching the Indian cricket team specifically, that a brown skin is not capable of handling?
If it is about cricketing brain, I am assuming that there is at least a handful of Indians who may possess the same. If it is about modern technology, hell, we seem to have invented or at least configured most. If it is about discipline, ah!, maybe there is a gap, or is that really true (I may be able to quote a handful again at least, who as ex-Indian cricketers, were extraordinarily disciplined and had a cricketing brain). Is it behavioral, don’t get into limelight kind of attitude? Well, again, brown skins can excel in that too, don’t they?. What is it then?
What is wrong is setting folks like Pravin Amre or Paras Mambhrey or likes up towards that goal? I am mighty curious!!! Please enlighten me because I am ignorant….