New Delhi, May 9: At a time when speculations are rife over who is going to be appointed as Team India's new coach, reports now claim that Test skipper Virat Kohli has suggested former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori's name for the job.
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Daniel Vettori at present is the coach of Virat Kohli's Indian Premier League side Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
According to a TOI report, Kohli has recommended the New Zealander's name for the coveted job.
However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was yet to confirm whether they were serious about Kohli's suggestion, the report added further.
Vettori, the 37-year-old former left-arm spinner, retired from international cricket following his side's loss to Australia in the final of the World Cup 2015 in Melbourne.
Vettori has taken 362 wickets in 113 Tests and 305 wickets in 295 ODIs during his illustrious career spanning 18 years. Vettori, who has been coaching RCB for the past 2 years, is also the coach of Big Bash team Brisbane Heat.
Earlier last month, reports claimed that the high-profile Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly, has approached legendary Rahul Dravid if he is interested in taking over as chief coach of the senior national side.
With Team India Director Ravi Shastri's contract coming to an end, speculations are once again rife over who is going to be its new head coach of the Indian side. Reports also claimed that Shastri's contract might be renewed as a full-time coach.
Team India doesn't have any coach after Duncan Fletcher's contract ended following World Cup 2015.