Ever since the news came out that current Indian head coach Ravi Shastri wasn’t re-signing his coaching contract, rumors began speculating about Rahul Dravid being appointed as the new coach for Team India. However, the deal wasn’t finalized until Rahul met with BCCI secretary Jay Shah along with BCCI President Saurav Ganguly. The decision to make Rahul Dravid the next head coach was taken after he agreed to take over the responsibility on the sidelines of the final of the 14th edition of the IPL. The former Indian skipper is now all set to takeover Shastri’s duties as the head coach of the Indian Cricket Team after the end of the T20 World Cup that goes underway this Sunday.
Rahul Dravid Appointed As The New Coach Of Team India
Speaking to news agency ANI, sources in the know of developments confirmed that the NCA head is ready to take over as the national team coach. “Dravid has agreed and it cannot get better. Vikram will continue to stay 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.
Also known as Jammy among his peers, Rahul was a formidable batsman in his days. Amassing over 24,000 International runs, Dravid is one of the greatest to ever do it. His coaching records speak for himself. Rahul Dravid had previously coached India’s second-string squad in the limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka back in July. Apart from that, the NCA head has also been the coach of the India under-19 side for over 5 years. Dravid led India’s Under-19 side to three consecutive under-19 World Cup finals from 2016 to 2020.
Ravi Shastri’s tenure as Head-coach:
Ravi Shastri has had quite a run as head coach of the Indian team. Anil Kumble controversially backed out of the head-coach role leading the spot vacant in 2017. Shastri piped in for Jumbo and has been continuing his tenure with the team ever since. India has seen plenty of highs under the guidance of Ravi Shastri over the years. The first of which is defending the Border-Gavaskar trophy twice on Australian soil. The Men-in-Blue also recorded limited over series wins in all SENA countries in the short span of 4 years.
India will embark on a new journey post the conclusion of the WT20 this year with a new coach. Having hit the refresh button with a new coach and a new T20 captain, India’s future does seem exciting. Above all, with the dawn of a new era upon us, here’s hoping India continues its winning ways irrespective of the leadership.