Former BCCI chief selector MSK Prasad feels Rahul Dravid is the ideal person to replace Ravi Shastri as the head coach of Team India. He also wants MS Dhoni to continue as the mentor beyond the T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE as well.
Ravi Shastri’s tenure as the head coach of Team India is set to run out at the conclusion of the T20 World Cup 2021. The post will be vacated by him and there are numerous names going round in the talks. VVS Laxman, Tom Moody, Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid are the most talked about names in this race.
Amidst all this, former Indian wicketkeeper MSK Prasad wants Rahul Dravid to succeed Shastri at the top position. Dhoni, who is named as the mentor for the T20 WC, should also continue at this post is what Prasad wants.
“I would definitely feel that going forward it should be Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni. Rahul more as a coach and MS as a mentor. Dhoni and Rahul in the Indian team will be a fantastic thing to watch out for post-Ravi Shastri’s era,” Prasad told Times of India.
Dravid was the head coach of the Indian team that toured Sri Lanka in July for three ODIs and three T20Is. Ravi Shastri was busy with the Test team in England and a second-string team was sent to play the limited-overs series in Sri Lanka. The team fared well and won the ODI series before losing the T20I series after the covid-19 outbreak in the bubble put things in jeopardy.
Apart from it, Dravid has been a constant in the youth and ‘A’ team coaching setup where he has polished the talents of several youngsters including Prithvi Shar, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan among others.
As far as Dhoni is concerned, he is proving in IPL 2021 that his captaincy acumen is still as strong as ever and the belief is that his inputs to captain Virat Kohli would prove beneficial in India winning their first-ever ICC trophy since 2013.