Speaking about BCCI ‘s advertisement for Indian team coaches and the pre-requisite that they should possess ability to speak in Hindi, Indian captain MS Dhoni said that it is always easier to have coaches around who can understand the players and our culture, an that does not naturally mean they should know English.
He further said that the current crop of players understood English, and for those who do not there are the team members who gladly translate, so he did not think language in itself is a barrier. He reminded that coaches of the past, who understood the players, have always delivered better.
The foreign coaches are very busy and their schedules are too hectic, he further added. The post of coach for Indian team has been lying vacant since the time Duncan Fletcher resigned in 2014. Currently Ravi Shastri and Sandeep Patil are in the race for the post.