NEW DELHI: On Wednesday i.e. November 3, 2021 BCCI’s (The Board of Control for Cricket in Indian) Cricket Advisory Committee unanimously appointed former Indian Captain Mr Rahul Dravid as the Head Coach of Team India (Senior Men).
“The BCCI had invited applications for the said position on October 26 to appoint Mr Ravi Shastri’s successor, whose term gets over after the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup”, says the official page of BCCI.
Dravid said, “It is an absolute honour to be appointed as the new Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team and I am really looking forward to this role. Under Mr Shastri, the team has done very well, and I hope to work with the team to take this forward. Having worked closely with most of the boys either at NCA, U19 and India A setup, I know they have the passion and desire to improve every day. There are some marquee multi-team events in the next two years, and I look forward to working with the players and the support staff to achieve our potential.”
Rahul Sharad Dravid was born on January 11, 1973. He is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian national team. He is the Director of Cricket Operations at National Cricket Academy at Bengaluru.
Sourav Ganguly, President of BCCI said, “The BCCI welcomes Rahul Dravid as the Head Coach of India’s senior men team. Rahul has had an illustrious playing career and is one of the greats of the game. He has also served Indian cricket as Head of National Cricket Academy (NCA) with distinction. Rahul’s effort at the NCA has nurtured several young cricketing talents who have gone on to represent the country at the international stage. I am hopeful that his new stint will take Indian cricket to new heights.”
On the appointment cricketer Irfan Pathan tweeted, “Under Rahul Dravid Indian cricket be solid as a wall which can’t be broken. That’s our wish! 🇮🇳”
After the victory of India over Afghanistan yesterday, Harsha Bhogle and Danish Sait discusses the appointment of new coach and said, ”I think in Rahul Dravid you will see a very different kind of personality as coach.”
After, the performance of Indian cricket team in the current matches which is a subject of controversy, Rahul Dravid’s appointment seems to many as an optimistic step.