There are very few brains sharper than Raman: Azharuddin backs former Indian teammate

Former Indian captain Mohammed Azharuddin weighed in behind WV Raman on Sunday, saying there were very few sharper brains in cricket than the recently dismissed national women’s team coach.

In a surprising move last week, former spinner Ramesh Powar replaced Raman as head coach of the Indian women’s cricket team.

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Although this decision surprised many, Azharuddin over-supported his former Indian teammate Raman, who represented the country under the elegant captaincy of Hyderabadi.

“WV Raman’s knowledge of the game and coaching skills can be of great help to many. There are very few brains sharper than him and he has many years of experience. Hyderabad Cricket Association will do his best to engage him and derive immense benefit from it, ”Azharuddin tweeted.

Raman’s informal ousting opened a box of worms with the Cricket Advisory Board headed by Madan Lal and the Selection Board headed by Neetu David under the BCCI bigwigs’ scanner.

Raman, who successfully coached the women’s team to the T20 World Cup final in Australia and is widely recognized as one of India’s top coaches, was sacked by Lal and Naik’s CAC, who reinstated Powar , who was also fired from the same post in 2018 after a bitter fallout with ODI Captain Mithali Raj.

Following his ouster, Raman alleged that a “smear campaign” against him had gained unwarranted traction and urged BCCI chairman Sourav Ganguly to intervene.

In a letter which was also addressed to the director of the National Cricket Academy, Rahul Dravid, Raman wrote that it would be “extremely disconcerting” if his candidacy was rejected for reasons other than “my incompetence as a coach”.

“I suspect you may have been told different views on my operating style and work ethic. Whether these views conveyed to BCCI officials had an impact on my candidacy no longer has any impact. of importance now, ”Raman wrote in the letter.

“What is important is that the smear campaign appears to have gained some unwarranted traction with some BCCI officials which must be discontinued permanently. I am ready to give an explanation if you or any of the office members need it. “

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