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Team India’s fitness and conditioning coach Shankar Basu and Farhart had informed the BCCI that they would discontinue their stint with the national team after the World Cup. @ AFP

The Indian team’s physio Patrick Farhart has quit the national after their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 exit following the 18-run defeat against New Zealand in the semi-final at Old Trafford in Manchester on Wednesday.

According to reports, Team India’s fitness and conditioning coach Shankar Basu and Farhart had informed the BCCI that they would discontinue their stint with the national team after the World Cup. The board had offered a renewed contract, but they declined the offer.

“Whilst my last day with the team did not turn out as I wanted it to, I would like to thank @BCCI for the opportunity to work with the team for the last 4 years. My best wishes to all of the players and support staff for the future #TeamIndia,” Farhart, who is settled in Australia, tweeted immediately after the semi-final. (READ: Indian cricket team’s new physiotherapist: 5 things you need to know about Patrick Farhart)

Both, Basu and Farhart have been immensely hailed as the reason behind the Indian team’s enhanced fitness levels. In fact, it was Basu, who made the yo-yo test mandatory. (ALSO READ: Kohli has THIS to say about MS Dhoni’s future)

It is learnt that BCCI has decided to send Sohum Desai as Basu’s replacement for the tour of West Indies. Thereafter, the board would advertise for all posts including that of the head coach.