Sharad Powar, the BCCI President, said that although the hunt for a coach for Team India was still on, he was confident that the players were handling the situation quite well. “What would a coach teach to players like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly?,” he thundered and continued with this pearl, “They have played so many matches and made world records and these senior players are also good coach for the new comers.”
My question then is: Will Dravid, Tendulkar and Ganguly travel to the Twenty20 Cup in South Africa as Coaches/Mentors?
I wonder whether someone — anyone — is really thinking about the coach issue. A young India team without a coach in the Twenty20 tournament — which is just over a month away — could potentially put a lot of pressure on the captain of a relatively young team.