The former Indian captain and ace batter Rahul Dravid is set to take over the role of the head coach of the Indian senior men’s team. He will be replacing Ravi Shastri after Shastri’s tenure ends following the conclusion of the ICC T20 World Cup in UAE. Reports have emerged that Rahul Dravid has been offered a two-year contract as India’s head coach. The contract will end after the ICC World Cup in 2023, as reported by the TOI. He is likely to get a salary of 10 Crore.
Rahul Dravid is reportedly set to be the next Head Coach of Team India
In a report published by the Times of India, a BCCI official confirmed the news of Rahul Dravid’s agreement to take up the role. Dravid heads the National Cricket Academy and will soon offer his resignation. The BCCI official said as quoted by TOI:
“Dravid has confirmed he will be the next head coach of the Indian team. He will be stepping down as the head of the NCA soon.”
The report also states that BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah held a meeting with Rahul Dravid and persuaded him to take up India’s head coach role. Dravid was previously in charge of India A and India U19 teams and has played a major role in producing an impressive bench strength for the country. He was also the Head coach of the Indian team on the tour of Sri Lanka, 2021.
“He (Rahul Dravid) was re-appointed as the NCA head last month. But the BCCI needed a strong candidate to take Indian cricket forward. He has worked so hard to develop the next line of Indian cricketers,”said the BCCI source.
Rahul Dravid’s trusted Paras Mhambrey has been appointed as the bowling of the Indian cricket team. There has been no decision on the replacement of the fielding coach, R Sridhar, while Vikram Rathour is likely to be retained as the batting coach.
“Even Mhambrey knows this next lot of players like the back of his hand. So, Ganguly and Shah thought it would be best if they could bring both of them on board. They will assume charge from the New Zealand series after the World Cup,” said the BCCI official.
- Rahul Dravid to take over as Head Coach of Team India
- His tenure will end after 2023