India opener Gautam Gambhir feels that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should renew coach Gary Kirsten’s contract when it expires after the 2011 World Cup.
Gambhir said, ” Gary is the best coach India has ever had. I have often said that and I keep on stressing that we need Gary. I don’t need to speak much about him. His fabulous record speaks for itself. He has been a great man-manager. So I believe that he should be retained after the World Cup also.”
Gambhir also supported Kirsten’s idea of sending the top-order batsmen to South Africa early as to adapt to the pace and bounce of wickets in South Africa.
Gary Kirsten’s contract is expiring after the 2011 World Cup and South Africa coach, Corrie van Zyl, has also announced his decision to retire after the World Cup.
South Africa are keen to have Gary Kirsten as their coach next year, but India team players are want BCCI to renew coach Gary Kirsten’s contract.