We must promote Indian coaches: Azharuddin

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New Delhi: Ex-India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin wants Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to promote Indian players who can be coaches.

“Indian coaches are good. We have won matches with Indian coaches. We must promote our Indian players who can be coaches. The Board of Control for Cricket in India should look into it,” stated Azar, in a interview published in DNA on Monday.

“There are so many players who have represented India and should be able to give their expertise. You should have a professional coach who has practical knowledge of the game. Anybody can be strong on theory. Players who have played over 40-50 Tests can be good at guiding the youngsters,” added the 52-year-old Hyderabadi, who played 99 Tests and 334 ODIs for the country.

Azar, who led India in 47 Tests also hailed Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his captaincy. “Dhoni has been a good captain. He has won all the major tournaments. Statistically, he has done a very good job. But in the last couple of years, he has slipped somewhere. Every captain is different. You cannot compare Kohli with Dhoni. You can only judge Kohli when he does about 50-60 Test matches. It is very hard. What Dhoni has done is very good for the country,” stated Azharuddin.

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