Virat Kohli Finally Reacts On Rahul Dravid’s Appointment As Head Coach: Legendary batter and former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid is all set to take over as the head coach of the Indian national cricket team following the T20 World Cup replacing Ravi Shastri, after having agreed to the BCCI’s offer after initial reluctance.
The tenure of Ravi Shastri will come to an end after the T20 World Cup 2021 in November and as per reports, Shastri won’t be seeking an extension in his tenure period. Also, there are some age restriction rules currently in place, which will make him ineligible to reapply for the position. Several big names have shown interest in becoming the next head coach of the Indian cricket team.
As per the latest reports, it has been reported that the former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid will replace the current head coach Ravi Shastri as Team India’s head coach following the upcoming high-voltage T20 World Cup 2021.
Ahead of the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021, during a pre-tournament media interaction organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC) ahead of the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, Virat Kohli said that there has been no detailed discussion about the appointment of Rahul Dravid as Indian coach. He said:
“No idea exactly what’s happening on that front. No detailed discussion with anyone yet,”
The legendary batsman Rahul Dravid is hailed as one of the greatest cricketers ever to have played for India. For the past many years, Rahul has been in charge of the national ‘A’ and U-19 set-up. Several cricketers including the likes of Rishabh Pant, Avesh Khan, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari, and Shubman Gill have been groomed by him.
He is currently the head of the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru and was in Dubai during the just-concluded season of the Indian Premier League to meet BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Board secretary Jay Shah for an elaborate discussion on the matter.