Bharat Arun appointed Team India's bowling coach, confirms BCCI

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These Ravi Shastris, Anil Kumbles will come and go. Regarding communication between players and support staff, Kohli said, "Understanding and communication apply on everything". They will start afresh in Sri Lanka, a place where Kohli led the India Test team for the first time in a full series in 2015 since his appointment as skipper in the middle of the Australia tour when MS Dhoni retired after the second Test. The 54-year-old had replaced Joe Dawes in 2014 and was there with the Indian team till 2016 when Shastri wasn't appointed coach and spin legend Kumble was handed the head coach's post.

Former explosive batsman Virender Sehwag, who was largely considered as the front-runner earlier, was interviewed by the CAC along with other short-listed candidates. However, it's a dream for everyone to be part of the Indian team.

The tour of Sri Lanka starts with the first Test in Galle from July 26.

"If you look at the average age of that team a couple of years back".

"Winning is more important, even if we win by 1-0 margin". In fact, Kumble had applied for the job as soon as the first advertisement came out despite the BCCI telling him that he was a "direct entry" into the shortlist.

On the upcoming Sri Lanka tour, Kohli said, "I don't think there is added pressure".

Arun was also involved in a record sixth-wicket partnership of 221 with the former India opener WV Raman while playing for South Zone in the 1986-87 Duleep Trophy final against West Zone. I don't carry any baggage. Whatever happened in the past should stay there.

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Now that Shastri is formally appointed as the India cricket team coach, BCCI Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) member Tendulkar might be a happy man.

"It feels great to be back in the Indian scheme of things and work again with the likes of (Ravi) Shastri, (Sanjay) Bangar and (R) Sridhar".

When it was his turn to reply, Shastri said, "When you play the game, you want your mind clear". My job is to go out there and try to bring the best out of this team.

On the other hand, Arun has just played 4 ODIs and 2 Tests for India whereas Zaheer has featured in 200 ODIs and 92 Tests.

"I think that was a landmark tour". However, bowling consultant Zaheer Khan will only be available for 150 days a year. There is also a conflict of interest issue, as Zaheer is the mentor of Delhi Daredevils in the IPL. But their inputs will be invaluable. "But after choosing the coach they have given us two more consultants, which is not the normal pattern". We also want that as players.

"Anybody can come serve Indian cricket".

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