India women cricketer Veda Krishnamurthy feels that appointing Ramesh Powar as the coach of India’s women team has been a good move as the coach has brought in several positive changes and has changed the atmosphere in the team completely.
While speaking with the media ahead of the World T20 in Windies, the Indian middle order player stated that the best part about Ramesh is that he is getting everyone to talk. She noted that the communication has improved as he has asked the team to speak out more.
she explained that if there is anything running in their mind, Powar wants them to openly have a conversation about it, which was not the case earlier.
Krishnamurthy revealed that players now are sitting and discussing what their role should be in the team and what they should actually do and there is a lot of cricket being spoken. She noted that this is one thing he is been stressing on ever since he joined them and he wants everyone to come together and work towards it.
Speaking about the changes in the team since the appointment of Powar, the Indian cricketer said that it is a different atmosphere around him. She pointed out that they have been used to a similar kind of coaching for a long time, and for him to come in and change the atmosphere completely, it is a big deal.
She thinks that everyone likes it and there is conversation between the players as well as the coaching staff now. She mentioned that in the team now players don’t hold back anything and they are speaking their mind. And according to her that is the biggest change in the dressing room.
The former India off-spinner was appointed as the interim coach of India’s women team after the former coach Tushar Arote resigned from his post following an internal discord. Powar will be the coach for the team during the World T20 which will be played in Windies in November.