Success has many fathers and failure none. Cliched as it may sound, this applies to Indian sport quite often.On Sunday, when Saurabh Chaudhary shot the air pistol gold with a world record score to boot in the ISSF World Cup in the Capital and earned India a quota place for the Tokyo Olympics, there were celebrations all around.Today, what stands out like a sore thumb is how so many coaches have come forward to take credit for his and nation’s success.The shy boy from a village near Meerut has been in the news for almost a year. His performances have been sublime abroad in various international competitions and winning on Sunday was icing on the cake.Before the success could be savoured, various coaches are trying to take credit, except those who have really slogged with him! Saurabh is making the transition from junior to the senior rank and obviously will need good guidance from here on.To be sure, most of the junior pistol shooters were training under Jaspal Rana till recently. Many of them still follow the schedule he has designed though in all fairness, now if one man deserves to take credit, it is the foreign pistol coach hired by India – Pavel Smirnov.Pavel does not go about seeking publicity, and that’s good. What has come as a big surprise is someone who is more in the role of a manager from Saurabh’s village is making tall claims about being the coach.At a time when someone like Jitu Rai has suffered a big burnout and gives an impression as if he loathes shooting, it is very important the National Rifle Association of India takes care of Saurabh. The rustic lad who skipped his Class 10 board exams to prepare for the World Cup needs mentoring.advertisementThe first concern is that Saurabh is now flogged at every competition and needs to pace himself out. Now that he has won the quota place, he needs to be assigned a specific foreign coach who can work exclusively with him.To be part of the national camp is one thing and then be included for competitions ideally meant for juniors another. There is no dearth of funds and how Saurabh is nurtured becomes imperative.Unlike Apurvi Chandela and Anjum Moudgil, who were the first to clinch quota places for the Tokyo Olympics, Saurabh is still not that experienced. Hopefully, under the leadership of NRAI president Raninder Singh, himself a shooter, Saurabh will be protected well as he has already peaked in one cycle.