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In the biggest development in Indian cricket, former cricketer and most admired coach Rahul Dravid is all set to hold the coaching reins of team India after Ravi Shastri’s quit. The development is confirmed by the senior BCCI official on Friday night.

Continuing his association with the Men in Blue, the current head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) will pick up the role after the end of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in November and will remain on duty until 2023, the Times of India reported.

Though it took immense efforts from the BCCI officials to convince the admired coach but, in the end, it was a sense of satisfaction for the board as Dravid has agreed to work closely with the senior India team. If the reports are to be believed, BCCI was unsuccessful in its initial three attempts to persuade Dravid for the role, however, the recent take by the BCCI President Saurav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah in the UAE on Friday, during the IPL 2021 Final between CSK and KKR, turned out to be productive.

The Indian cricket board will pay a massive sum of INR 10 Crores to Rahul Dravid for his services to team India. Dravid went past Ravi Shastri and is the highest-paid cricket coach in the world.

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It is also learnt that along with Rahul Dravid, Paras Mhambrey will join the Indian coaching management as the bowling coach. Mhambrey and Dravid led the India U-19 team to the final of the 2020 World Cup and the duo also travelled with the second-string Indian contingent to Sri Lanka a few months ago.

Team India’s current batting coach Vikram Rathore will keep his role even after Ravi Shastri’s quit and will work along with Rahul Dravid and Paras Mhambrey.

With three World Cup’s lined up in three years, the BCCI doesn’t want team India to go in an uncomfortable position. Dravid is someone who has worked closely with team India in the past and has good synergy with almost every Indian cricketer. With the motive of not disturbing the team’s environment by a huge margin, BCCI constantly tried to push Rahul Dravid to take up the role.

The Men in Blue will feature in three ICC World Cups under Rahul Dravid, the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 and the ICC World Test Championship in 2023.

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