T20 World Cup 2022: Who was the Head Coach when India won the 2007 T20 World Cup?
When the T20 format was introduced, not many knew how the format would develop. However, at the moment, cricket as a sport is dependent heavily on the format. It was back in 2007 that the first edition of the format's World Cup was held. India had won that event. In this article, we take a look at who was the Head Coach of the Indian squad that won the competition.
The role of a coach is very important in T20Is
Be it franchise cricket or for any international squad, the role of a Head Coach is very important in the current era. There are a lot of members in the backroom staff and it is important the direction of the squad is aligned. Here is where the Head Coach is really important. Apart from managing the squad, this role is the main when it comes to devising tactics for the team.
India had no official coach in the 2007 T20 World Cup!
It needs to be noted that India had no official coach in the 2007 T20 World Cup. Lalchand Rajput was the manager of the unit and he would surely have had his input given to the team. A few months before the event, Greg Chappell had resigned as the coach. BCCI did not replace him and it continued for the 2007 T20 World Cup. That said, it did not hamper India's progress in the event. The team went on to win the World Cup by defeating Pakistan in the finals. That event is special for the fans and will always remain so.