As team India gears into the preparation for the T20 World Cup, the team will be witnessing a tectonic shift after the World Cup end. India’s former skipper, Rahul Dravid, has agreed to succeed Ravi Shastri as the Indian Cricket Men team coach.
Ravi Shastri, who has been the Head Coach since 2017, will not be extending his contract. Additionally, Rahul Dravid will be signing a two-year contract as the coach. This means that he will be coaching the India team that will play in the World Cup 2023. Before this, the Wall of the Indian team has also coached the Indian U-19 team and won trophies.
The former Indian captain was first reluctant to coach the team. He is currently the head of the National Cricket Academy. However, now he has joined hands with the BCCI. In addition, the legendary cricketer has also been monitoring the players of the Indian A cricket team. With such experience at his back, the Indian Men’s Cricket team will look to win the World Cup 2023 and many other tournaments.
Rahul Dravid Will Be Crucial For The Indian Men’s Cricket Team
Cricket experts believe that Rahul Dravid is one of the primary reasons behind such youngsters who give their best. Additionally, many also credited the 48-year old Dravid for the development of players like Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, and many others.
Additionally, a BCCI official has confirmed that Dravid will be coaching the team till the 2023 World Cup after a meeting with BCCI Secretary and President.
India is in a transitional phase, with more players touching the age of 30 years. Moreover, captain Virat Kohli has already announced that he will be leaving the T-20 captaincy after the T-20 World Cup. Hence, the Board wanted someone like Rahul Dravid, who has been involved with the youngsters for years now. Moreover, the Board has already said that he will be a crucial person in the months of transition.
It is no doubt a massive development in the Indian Men’s Cricket team. Rahul Dravid has led India in the 2007 World Cup and has won India many crucial matches in his career.