Rahul Dravid rejected the offer for Team India’s Head coach role, possibly to be the Interim Coach

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Indian cricket legend Rahul Dravid had previously politely turned the offer to coach Team India. He is reportedly being considered to play the role of interim coach of the Indian cricket team for India’s home series against New Zealand later this year as per a report of The Indian Express. Team India and New Zealand are slated to play a couple of Test matches and 3 T20Is during this series. It has been reported that Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is also planning for a complete overhaul of the coaching staff after the 2021 T20 World Cup is concluded. Till a suitable candidate is found, Rahul Dravid is likely to guide Team India.

Rahul Dravid is likely to guide Team India for home series against New Zealand

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The Twitter Handle of CricCrazyJohns also confirmed the reports stating: “Rahul Dravid likely to be the Indian coach for the New Zealand series starting on November 17th. (Source – Indian Express).”

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It has been also noted that an official stated that the BCCI wanted to find a candidate whom they feel is best to fill in for the job of the Head Coach to agree for the role. The official also added that the BCCI does not want a situation where there are so many applications coming in, but no one is deemed ideal.

The official further confirmed that till a suitable candidate is found, Rahul Dravid will be the interim coach of the Indian cricket team.

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“We wanted the candidate whom we feel is best suited for the job to agree first (to apply for the job). We don’t want a situation where we get applications but no one is seen as ideal. It will be embarrassing for the board and for the candidates too. So it’s better to find a suitable candidate first, till then Dravid can be interim coach,” said the official to The Indian Express.

A tweet from S Sriniwas Rao stated that: “BCCI spoke with batting legend Rahul Dravid and asked if he would be interested in coaching Team India. Rahul has politely refused. He would like to concentrate on junior cricket and the National Cricket Academy (NCA) that’s based out Bangalore.”


  • Rahul Dravid rejected the role of Team India’s Head Coach
  • He is being considered to become the Interim Coach
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