Ravichandran Ashwin Justifies Rahul Dravid’s Break From New Zealand Tour as “Not Only Mental But”. Ravichandran Ashwin, an off-spinner for India. Has defended head coach Rahul Dravid and other coaching staff members. For taking a break from the current New Zealand series.
Ashwin’s remarks come two days after former head coach Ravi Shastri expressed his confusion. Over the necessity for a vacation for the coaching staff. Given that they have adequate relaxation during the Indian Premier League. Ashwin claimed that Dravid and his teammates worked really hard during the T20 World Cup, where they were able to go to the semifinals. Before losing to England and being eliminated.
“I will explain why Laxman has gone there with a completely different team because even that could be interpreted differently here. Rahul Dravid and his team put in extensive hard work ahead of the T20 World Cup, right from planning, since I saw this from close quarters, I’m saying this,”On his YouTube channel, Ashwin stated.
“They had specific and in-depth plans for each venue and each opposition. So, they would have been under not only mental but also physical burnout and everyone needed a break. As soon as the New Zealand series ends, we have the Bangladesh tour. That’s why we have a different coaching staff led by Laxman for this tour. This also shows we have a lot of talent lying here in India and they are getting their opportunities, not only from a playing front but also from a coaching front,”he continue.
Rahul Dravid, the head coach of India, and his staff of coaches, which included Paras Mhambrey, the bowling coach, and T Dilip, the fielding coach. Were given a break from their duties for the current white-ball series against New Zealand. In their place, VVS Laxman, the director of the National Cricket Academy (NCA), will be in charge of the match. Dravid has taken breaks before; for example, he skipped a tour of Ireland prior to the Test series against England.
According to former Team India head coach Ravi Shastri, two to three months of the IPL should be ample time for coaches to take a break.
“Very good question, I do not believe in breaks because I want to understand my team, I want to understand my players and I want to be then in control of that team. I mean these breaks, what do you need them for,”during a special media call hosted by Prime Video, Shastri said.
“You get 2-3 months off during the IPL, that’s enough time for you to rest as a coach, other times, I think the coach should be hands-on, whoever he is,”He also mention.