- BCCI has convinced Dravid to be the coach of Team India
- Rahul Dravid’s tenure will be of 2 years, that is, till the year 2023 World Cup.
- Head coach Ravi Shastri’s tenure will end after T20 World Cup
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has said on the possibility of Rahul Dravid being appointed the team’s head coach after the T20 World Cup, saying that he has no idea about ‘what is happening’. ‘.
Dravid, the great batsman and former captain, was not ready for this responsibility at first but after pushing towards the BCCI (Cricket Board of India) he agreed to it.
When Kohli was asked about Dravid becoming the coach, he said, “I have no idea what is going on on that front.” The Indian captain was speaking during the captains’ media session ahead of the opening leg matches of the T20 World Cup starting Sunday in the United Arab Emirates and Oman.
The 48-year-old Dravid, one of India’s greatest players, has been in charge of India ‘A’ and Under-19 system for the last six years. Players like Rishabh Pant, Avesh Khan, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari and Shubman Gill have traveled from junior level to national team or senior level under his supervision.
Dravid is currently the head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) based in Bengaluru. He was in Dubai during the recently concluded IPL (Indian Premier League) to meet his former teammate and BCCI Sourav Ganguly and Board Secretary Jay Shah for a detailed discussion on the responsibilities of the Indian team.
This will be the third time that Dravid will work with Team India. His first stint came in 2014, when he traveled to England as a batting consultant for a Test series. Dravid returned as interim head coach in July 2021, as the Shastri-led coaching staff was in England.