Sourav Ganguly’s Reason For Choosing Rahul Dravid As India’s Head Coach 

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Sourav Ganguly’s Reason For Choosing Rahul Dravid As India’s Head Coach


Sourav Ganguly, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), responded to a query on Rahul Dravid’s appointment as India’s head coach with a comical take while addressing at the 40th Sharjah International Book Fair. Ravi Shastri’s term ended at the conclusion of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 campaign, and Dravid was selected as his replacement. Dravid will lead India in the forthcoming T20I series against New Zealand, having taken over the team’s baton from Shastri. Meanwhile, Ganguly said that he received a call from Dravid’s son, which he attributed to the decision to choose Rahul Dravid as a coach.


Dravid’s former colleague and BCCI president, according to Times Now News, “received a phone from him claiming his father was being too tough with him and that he needed to be taken away.” That’s when I phoned Rahul (Dravid) and told him he needed to join the national team.” Ganguly also discussed his experience as a member of the Indian cricket team, when he shared the field with Rahul Dravid. People at BCCI found it simple to make Dravid feel comfortable and wanted since they grew up together and started at the same time, he added. During India’s 1996 tour of England, Ganguly and Dravid made their international debuts in the same Test match at Lord’s. For many years, they played together for India, and the entire squad was formed around them.

Dravid has already assumed command of the Indian side, which will face New Zealand in the opening T20I encounter on Wednesday, November 17. Dravid will lead the Indian side, which will be captained by Rohit Sharma and vice-captain KL Rahul after Virat Kohli stepped down as T20I captain following the World Cup. Dravid has experience as a coach, having previously led the India A and Indian Under-19 sides. However, this would be the first time Dravid has returned to the Indian dressing room since his retirement in 2011, and he will be hoping to start the new chapter on a positive note.


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