Rahul Dravid has been appointed India’s head coach by BCCI.
Former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid has been appointed India’s senior men cricket team’s head coach by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 3rd November. Dravid will take the charge of the Indian team from upcoming India’s home series against New Zealand.
The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising of Sulakshana Naik, RP Singh unanimously took the decision on Wednesday after Rahul Dravid officially applied for the role of head coach.
It is important to note that current team India’s head coach Ravi Shastri will move out of the team after the completion of the T20 World Cup 2021. Team India has two more group matches left on 5th and 8th November following which Sastri will quit his role.
Team India, though, hasn’t been able to fill the ICC trophy cabinet under Ravi Shastri, but the team certainly adopted a fearless and bold approach to play cricket. India dominated Australia in Australia twice in a row in test cricket, Virat and his men recently thrashed England in their own backyard and New Zealand was stunned by India by 5-0 in a T20I series under Ravi Shastri.
“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,” said Rahul Dravid reacting on his appointment of India’s head coach.
“Under 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,” Dravid was quoted as saying by the BCCI.
Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI President, congratulated Dravid for his new role after a successful stint at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
“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,” said Ganguly.
“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,” he added.