Rahul Dravid Clarifies On The Chances Of Him Becoming India’s Regular Coach
By CricShots - Jul 30, 2021 3:29 pm
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Former Indian skipper, Rahul Dravid was the head coach of the national team on the recently-concluded tour of Sri Lanka. Even as Ravi Shastri is currently with the Test squad for the five-match series against England, Dravid was in charge of the unit, captained by Shikhar Dhawan. In Sri Lanka, while India won the ODI series 2-1, but they suffered a 1-2 loss in the T20I series. 

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Ravi Shastri’s coaching tenure to end soon

Meanwhile, Shastri’s tenure as India’s head coach will be ending after the T20 World Cup later this year in the UAE. Rahul Dravid has been touted to be the successor of Shastri. However, the Wall of Indian cricket doesn’t wish to look too far ahead and wishes to live in the present for the time being.

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As per the quotes in Sportskeeda, Rahul Dravid said, “I have enjoyed this experience. I have not really thought of anything far ahead. To be honest with you, I am happy doing what I am doing. For me, I have not given it any other thought except this tour and getting through this tour and enjoying the experience.”

Even as the veteran enjoyed his stint with the Men in Blue, Dravid also understood the challenges that come with the job of a regular coach of the Indian team.

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Rahul Dravid

Describing the same, Rahul Dravid said, “I love working with these guys, it’s pretty great. And no, I haven’t given it any thought really. You know, there are a lot of challenges doing a full-time role so I really don’t know.”

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While Dravid garnered loads of laurels in his cricket career, he has continued similar efforts during his coaching tenure as well. Back in 2018, India U19, led by Prithvi Shaw, won the World Cup in New Zealand under Dravid’s tutelage. Over the years, a number of youngsters have praised Dravid for sharing his inputs. Back in 2019, he was also appointed as the head coach of the National Cricket Academy.