Duncan Fletcher must go, appoint Rahul Dravid as coach: Sunil Gavaskar to NDTV

Duncan Fletcher's inability to produce results has earned him the wrath of former Test opener and noted TV commentator Sunil Gavaskar. The former India skipper has slammed the former England coach and says it's time for a new man to take over as Team India's chief mentor.

updated: March 10, 2014 20:08 IST
  • Total Shares

Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has suggested Test legend Rahul Dravid should be Team India's next coach and called Duncan Fletcher, the current man in the job, an England and Wales Cricket Board 'reject' and hopelessly 'out-of-form'. In an exclusive interview to NDTV on Monday, Gavaskar slammed Fletcher for non-performance and criticized his lackadaisical approach that is reflecting on the team.

An angry Gavaskar had slammed Fletcher immediately after the Asia Cup was over on Saturday. Hauling the Zimbabwean up for non-performance, Gavaskar wrote in his newspaper column that Fletcher was a massive disappointment. A look at the team's record under Fletcher clearly exposes the discrepancies in the side -- India have won 12 and lost 12 of the 30 Tests they have played under Fletcher since April 2011. The inconsistency is clear in the ODIs as well, with the team wining 45 and losing 29 out of 80 matches played under Fletcher. (Angry Gavaskar wants BCCI to sack coach)

Show Full Article
  • Cricket