The BCCI, India’s Board of Control for Cricket, has announced Rahul Dravid as the new Head Coach of the Indian cricket team, who will take the lead after the 2021 T20 World Cup. Former Indian forerunner and teammate of Rahul Dravid Virender Sehwag stated that Dravid will be focusing on ICC trophies.
The Indian cricket team failed to win any major trophies, most notably the ICC tournaments following the success of the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy under then Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni).
The Indian cricket team has reached the last few rounds of many tournaments, such as the 2014 and 2016 T20 World Cup and the 2019 Cricket World Cup, but it fell short. The chances of making it to the 2021 T20 World Cup semi-finals are also very slim for the Men in Blue.
There has been a lot of positivity among Indian cricket fans ever since the official appointment of Rahul Dravid as Head Coach of the Indian team.
A fan had asked Rahul Dravid’s former teammate Virender Sehwag about the appointment of the former. Virender Sehwag on his Facebook show Watch Virugiri Dot Com, said he was very happy with the appointment of Rahul Dravid.
He said there will be more stability within the squad with Rahul Dravid as the coach of India. He said Dravid will focus more on the process and make sure India’s chances of winning ICC trophies increase.
Dravid has experience as an Indian team coach
Rahul Dravid has the experience of coaching the Indian team. So far Dravid has had the responsibility of coaching the Indian U19 team. He coached the second Indian team who visited Sri Lanka while the first team players were in England for the World Test Championship final and then for the England Test Series.
Rahul Dravid will take over from the New Zealand series
Rahul Dravid will take over as head coach of the Indian cricket team after the 2021 T20 World Cup, when current head coach Ravi Shastri’s contract ends. Dravid’s first reigning series will be the home series against New Zealand which will include 3 T20Is and 2 Test matches starting November 17th.