Rahul Dravid has reportedly agreed to become the new head coach of the Indian men’s cricket team, which is a huge milestone in Indian cricket. Dravid is expected to succeed current head coach Ravi Shastri after the conclusion of the forthcoming T20 World Cup 2021.
Rahul Dravid is regarded as one of the last true Test match batsmen. David established himself as the forefront of a new, defiant generation of players who were no longer easy beats away from home, despite his slow and systematic ascension into the national team. He became the cement that held the foundations firm while the flair players expressed themselves, armed with an orthodox technique instilled into him by Keki Tarapore. Despite being rapidly categorized as one-dimensional and one-paced, he, too, could stroke the ball around when the mood struck him.
Former India captain Dravid made the judgement during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 final between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai on Friday (October 15). According to the Times of India, BCCI secretary Jay Shah spoke with Dravid and encouraged him to take over as India’s new head coach.
Last month, he was re-elected to lead the NCA. The BCCI, on the other hand, required a strong contender to propel Indian cricket ahead. He has put in a lot of time and effort to train the next generation of Indian cricketers. Even Mhambrey is well-versed in the following group of players. As a result, Ganguly and Shah determined that bringing both of them on board would be the best option. Following the World Cup, they will take over the New Zealand series.
Dravid has stated that he will be the Indian team’s next head coach. Soon, he will stand down as the NCA’s director.
Dravid is anticipated to keep batting coach Vikram Rathore in his position. Following the end of the T20 World Cup 2021, the new backroom staff, led by Dravid, will take over the New Zealand series in November.
Apart from Shastri, Dravid’s trusty sidekick Paras Mhambrey is expected to replace current India bowling coach Bharat Arun. Dravid and Mhambrey have collaborated before. The BCCI has offered Dravid a two-year deal as head coach of the Indian team, with a remuneration of INR 100 million (10 crores).