Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar is least excited at the selection of Duncan Fletcher as the country's coach and said someone like Mohinder Amarnath would have been a better choice.

“Mohinder Amarnath for example is one himself, who for the simple reason that the core of the Indian team today comes from the Hindi belt. And I think Jimmy would get along brilliantly with them.

“Apart from that he has got a fabulous record of making comebacks, he knows what it is to be down and then come back up,” Gavaskar said.

Amarnath was in the fray the last time around too, but was pipped at the post by Kirsten.


Gavaskar was critical of India's fascination towards foreign coaches, saying that there was a wrong perception that an Indian would get involved in the politics of the game rather than focusing on the job.

“I think if you have a look there is a perception, and wrong if I might add, that the Indian coach can be influenced.

“He will get involved in politics which is there but that you are presuming that Indian is not going to be a strong person,” the Little Master told NDTV.

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