Sunday, April 3, 2011

Gary Kirsten Leaves Team India

Gary Kirsten the coach for the Indian team retired yesterday as he want to join his family in South Africa which includes his two growing sons Joshua and James and wife. He has already been three years away from home performing his coach job for Indian team. Gary Kirsten is the man behind the team’s consistency over he last two years and winning the world cup. After winning the World Cup Gary was carried over the shoulders of Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina and was carried all around the ground showing their respect for him they had. Gary Kirsten officially took the coaching responsibility for India on March 1st, 2008. He made Indian cricket to grow very much and as a result have won the World Cup. The main achievements of Indian team after Gary Kirsten became the coach are:

- India reached finals of Kitply Cup 2008 and Asia Cup 2008 but India lost both the finals.

- Won the Border-Gavaskar trophy against Australia.

- First bilateral series win against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.

- First one day series win against New Zealand in New Zealand after 40 years.

- Won Compaq Cup defeating Sri Lanka in the finals in 2009.

- Won six of seven bilateral series played against the test nations.

-  Achieved the top spot in the ICC test cricket rankings.

- Reached the second spot in ODI rankings.

- Defeated Australia 2-0 in ODI series last year.

- Won 5-0 against New Zealand in 2010

- Drawn a test series in 2010-11 against South Africa in 2010-11 but lost to them 3-2 in ODI series.

- Won the second World Cup after 28 years.

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