Virat Kohli left his practice session with team India to attend the meeting (Photo Courtesy: BCCI's Twitter handle)
Virat Kohli left his practice session with team India to attend the meeting (Photo Courtesy: BCCI’s Twitter handle)

India’s newly appointed head coach Anil Kumble on Sunday met India’s A team coach Rahul Dravid, the current senior team ODI, T20 captain MS Dhoni and Test captain Virat Kohli in an important ‘road map’ meeting. The motive behind the meeting was to discuss about integration of U-19, A and senior teams wherein the supply line for the main team will be strengthened. In the photos that the BCCI put on its Twitter account, Indian team captains Dhoni and Kohli can be seen shaking hands and greeting each other. The meeting is being considered an important step in the further transition of Indian cricket. READ: Anil Kumble to meet Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni to chalk out road map for Indian cricket

 

Meanwhile, the Indian Test team selected for the upcoming tour to West Indies was seen practicing in the ground at Alur. Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma were seen bowling. Also, Kohli was seen batting at the crease. Kohli had then left practice to attend the meeting. Kumble’s appointment has already seen a number of different strategies come out. One of them was making the tailenders bat in the nets.

 

Kumble was appointed the coach of Team India recently ahead of Ravi Shastri and a few other Indian players. Shastri was the Team Director for 18 months, after Duncan Fletcher s contract had run out after the ICC World Cup 2016. Under Shastri, India won the Asia Cup T20 2016 and made it to the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2016, both under the leadership of MS Dhoni. India will play a four-match Test series against West Indies, beginning from July 21. Kohli leading India for the very first time in the Caribbean.