Team India will play three ODIs and three T20Is against Sri Lanka in July. A youthful Indian side is expected to be picked for the Sri Lankan assignment, in the absence of many first–choice cricketers. Not just this, the legendary Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid will be taking the responsibility of the head coach for Team India during their upcoming tour to Sri Lanka. Rahul Dravid will serve as the head coach for the Indian cricket team, with Ravi Shastri and the other backroom staff in England.
Recently, speaking to ANI, a BCCI official confirmed the news to the publication.
“The Team India coaching staff will be in the UK and it is best that the young team is guided by Dravid as he has already worked with almost all of the India ‘A’ boys. The comfort the youngsters share with him will be an added advantage,” the BCCI official said.
Rahul Dravid is one of the loved cricketers. Over the years, he has gained a cult following as a coach as well. He is credited with grooming several young Indian cricketers. Therefore, the news of Rahul Dravid serving as the temporary head coach for Team India brought a wave of happiness to the Indian cricket fans.
Meanwhile, as soon as the news came out, social media was already flooded with amazing reactions from the netizens on it. Fans hailed the decision of the BCCI, while others expressed how the head coach of the Indan cricket team is the best thing that happened in 2021.
There were many who started trolling Ravi Shastri and suggested that the current head coach Ravi Shastri should be worried about his job since Dravid will get a chance to lead team India.
Here, check out the reactions of twitterati on this:
— 👑 Prince👑 (@TheLolnayak) May 20, 2021
— 𝐉.𝐈.𝐓.🚩 😷 (@JitRo45) May 20, 2021
— Aniket Kamble (@_Iamanikett) May 20, 2021
we've already won the Srilanka tour, can't wait to see the mens performance under #RahulDravid's guidance…💙🇮🇳
— Aryan Pandey (@imaryan_1828) May 20, 2021
— VIKAS B S (@titanvikas) May 20, 2021
— Graphic Savvy (@GraphicsavvyK) May 20, 2021
Make him permanent coach, Replace Shashtri with #RahulDravid!
— Gaurav Mishra ♂️ (@IAmGMishra) May 20, 2021
Ravi Shastri’s term expires with T20 World Cup. With India in England through till September 6, Shastri unavailable for Sri Lanka tour. This is the stepping stone for Dravid to take over as chief coach from Shastri…if he wants it https://t.co/9SjzgNBlft
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) May 20, 2021
Rahul Dravid is head coach for Sri Lanka tour
Meanwhile Ravi shastri: pic.twitter.com/vBAgx1ZL1X
— Tanishq Ganu (@smart__leaks) May 20, 2021
#RahulDravid is now coach of indian team
le shastri pic.twitter.com/NsBukSGDLM
— parth RR FANS (@parth91674522) May 20, 2021