T20 World Cup: Rahul: The selection of Rahul Dravid as India’s head coach can imply a lot of things, but senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin believes the batting legend’s ‘immense depth of experience’ stands out.
Former India captain and batting legend. Rahul Dravid has been named the men’s national team’s new head coach, succeeding Ravi Shastri.
Dravid was previously in charge of India’s. Under-19 and. A teams and is credited with a constant supply of new talent as the head of the. National Cricket Academy. He played 164 tests and 344 one-dayers between 1996 and 2012, accumulating more than 10,000 runs in both formats.
Needless to say, Ashwin backed the BCCI’s decision to promote Dravid to the top role on Thursday. Dravid, who was the chairman of the. National Cricket Academy, was selected for a two-year term till India hosts the 50-over World Cup in 2023.
T20 World Cup: Rahul: “I believe Rahul bhai (Rahul Dravid) has a vast amount of knowledge and genuine intentions in all he does in life. He is someone who has put in the effort “During a virtual pre-match press conference in Dubai, Ashwin said.
On Friday, India takes on Scotland in a must-win match in the ICC T20 World Cup.
Dravid, a former captain of India, will take charge of the forthcoming home series against New Zealand, which begins on November 17.
“He (Dravid) has been through the grind of being at the NCA, he has been through the Indian A (team), he knows what to expect, and he has played with some of us in this dressing room.”
“He also knows all the young boys,” Ashwin said. “I am really looking forward to the stint and trying to contribute alongside Rahul bhai.” According to Ashwin, he owes a lot to his family.