India flourished in the World Cup under Ravi Shastri's reign as Team Director, and Shastri is currently the interim coach of the Indian cricket team for the ongoing Bangladesh tour.
While Sourav Ganguly's name also did the rounds for the prestigious job of the team's coach, the Indian team's overturning fortune in Australia and Virat Kohli's desire of wanting Shastri with the Indian team might have edged him past Ganguly.
Maeanwhile, Shastri is set to be the coach of the Indian cricket team and is likely to be announced after the conclusion of the Bangladesh tour. This may not come as a huge surprise considering Shastri hinting at the top job stating that he will talk to the BCCI about it and had not ruled it out yet.
A report on Hindustan Times suggests that Ravi Shastri will become the highest paid cricket coach in the world, with a ₹7 crore-a-year-deal.
If this is the case, Ravi Shastri will put an end to the a number of foreign coaches BCCI had chosen in the past, which includes John Wright, Greg Chappell, Gary Kirsten and Duncan Fletcher.
After the tenure of Fletcher came to an end after the ICC World Cup, the BCCI were on the lookout for Fletcher's replacement and it seems that the board has chosen his successor.
Fletcher was paid ₹4.2 crore a year during his reign as the coach of the Indian team. Ravi Shastri took ₹6 crore annually as team director until the World Cup 2015, the report stated.
If one talks about money, Ravi Shastri has always made huge moolah even as a TV commentator and the BCCI paid him ₹4-crore a year for the same.
However, it is yet known whether the BCCI are looking at Shastri as a long term or a short term coach.
Things should be clear after the Indian team and Ravi Shastri return from the Bangladesh tour.