This Deepavali will bring more light to the cricket fraternity of India as this news broke out amid the ongoing world cup match between India and Afghanistan. After the conclusion of the 2021 men’s T20 World Cup, India will see a new head coach and will be the former captain Rahul Dravid. Yes! You heard it right the vacant seat for the position of head coach will be filled by the legendary veteran and former captain; Rahul Dravid.
BCCI Issues Official Statement
“The Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Sulakshana Naik and RP Singh on Wednesday unanimously appointed Rahul Dravid as the Head Coach of Team India (Senior Men). The former India captain will take charge from the upcoming home series against New Zealand,” a BCCI statement read.
Dravid will be taking over from Ravi Shastri, who ends his tenure with the 2021 T20 World Cup where India began their campaign with two defeats against Pakistan and New Zealand. Dravid was reported to have met BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah in Dubai on the sidelines of the IPL 2021 final which is when they convinced him to take up the job.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly Issues His Official Statement
“The BCCI welcomes Rahul Dravid as the Head Coach of India’s senior men team. 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. 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,” BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said.
Indeed this news will surely bring smile and a ray of hope to several faces as hopefully a new era is going to begin under this legend who had earlier fostered young talents to represent India in International stage.
source : The Quint