Rahul Dravid is arguably one of the biggest names in Indian cricket. He has made a significant impact towards the Indian team. During his time as a player, Rahul Dravid was absolutely sensational. There weren’t too many batters as good as Rahul Dravid. He was one of the key players back then. As a matter of fact, Rahul Dravid was given the title of “Wall” as he always stood strong like a wall. However, his association wasn’t over with cricket after he announced his retirement.
How Rahul Dravid fits his credentials as a successfull Head Coach?
He continued to be associated with the game. Rahul Dravid was a mentor to several IPL teams. Them being the Rajasthan Royals and the Delhi Daredevils (Delhi Capitals). Post that, he went on to become the coach of India A as well as the India U-19. It is safe to say that his tenure over there was successful as well. He even won the U-19 World Cup as a coach in 2018. However, in what comes as a big news, it has been reported that Rahul Dravid will now become the head coach of team India until 2023.
BCCI finally seems to have convinced Rahul Dravid for the position of ‘Hot Seat’
“Dravid has agreed and it cannot get better. The other positions will now be looked into while Vikram stays as the batting coach. The Indian team is in a state of transition with youngsters coming in and they have all worked with Dravid and it will be all the more easier for Indian cricket to continue on its path to become world beaters on the pitch,” the source said.
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According to TOI, a BCCI source suggests that he will be stepping down as the head of the NCA soon. “Dravid has confirmed he will be the next head coach of the Indian team. He will be stepping down as the head of the NCA soon,” a top BCCI official told TOI on Friday night after the IPL final. TOI had also reported earlier that Dravid’s trusted lieutenant Paras Mhambrey has been appointed as the bowling coach as reported by TOI on October 12.
No decision has been made on the replacement for fielding coach R Sridhar. Another source confirmed the news of David becoming the coach of India as well.
“Yes, Rahul has agreed to coach the Indian team till 2023 World Cup. Initially, he was reluctant but it is understood that president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah had a meeting with Rahul on the sidelines of the IPL final where they were able to convince him,” a BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
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“Jay and Sourav spoke to him and it was about Dravid being convinced because it does need a lot of time as you need to be on the go constantly. But things went well and Dravid has always kept the interest of the Indian cricket on the top so it made things easier as the team would do well to have someone like him guiding the boys,” the source said.
As this stint of Rahul Dravid will reportedly run until the end of the 50-over World Cup in 2023,.His contract could be worth Rs 10 crore. “Even Mhambrey knows this next lot of players like the back of his hand. So, Ganguly and Shah thought it would be best if they could bring both of them on board. They will assume charge from the New Zealand series after the World Cup,” the source added.
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Edited By : Devansh Awasthi