In the rather chilly English summer of 2009, I forced myself to borrow a book from my University library, a book that I thought would be good to carry around and read in the parks, a book that in many ways was a scathing account of a little known Zimbabwean coach who was largely responsible for the resurgence of English cricket. Little did I know that Duncan Fletcher, the author of Behind the Shades would be the man to fill Gary Kirsten's massive boots as India's next cricket coach.
Today, the BCCI, in it's own wisdom has opted to entrust the fortunes of the national team to Duncan Fletcher for a period of two years, a decision, I am honestly yet to come to terms with. My initial thoughts say this isn't particularly a bad appointment, for Fletcher's credentials as an international coach are nothing short of first-class. But from whatever little I know about him, largely thanks to that book, this may not be the best decision either.
Like many of you, I am equally ambiguous.Read More »from The English Teacher