Rahul Dravid has provided a highly anticipated answer to questions about his full-time role as Team India’s head coach. Dravid said that although he enjoyed the experience of leading the young team in Sri Lanka, he hadn’t thought about continuing it.
Although he has successfully led India’s U19 and A teams in the past, this tour was Rahul Dravid’s first as head coach of an international senior team. Naturally, given its image in the cricket fraternity, it was viewed – and optimistically – as a stepping stone to a full-time position.
However, the hit legend remained non-binding and simply pointed to “many challenges” in the role.
“I enjoyed this experience. I didn’t really think about anything that was way ahead of me. To be honest, I’m happy with what I’m doing. For me, I didn’t think anything else but this tour and getting through.” To do tour and enjoy the experience. I love working with these guys, it’s pretty awesome. And no, I haven’t really thought about it. You know, there are a lot of challenges in having a full time role, so I really do. I don’t know, “said Dravid on Friday.
Rahul Dravid has been touted as a potential head coach since retiring in 2012. However, experts and former cricketers close to him have often suggested that the 48-year-old is reluctant to accept the immense travel and travel from home that comes with work.
How Rahul Dravid’s first coaching assignment with India turned out to be
Rahul Dravid’s first coaching assignment in Sri Lanka was a moderate success story. Under him, the team led by Shikhar Dhawan defeated the hosts 2-1 in the ODI series and only lost the last dead rubber, where they had distributed up to five debut internationals.
The T20I series, which ended with a 2-1 win in Sri Lanka on Thursday, also got off to a positive start with a 38-run victory. However, Krunal Pandya’s positive test for COVID-19 and the isolation of his eight close contacts derailed the run and enabled Sri Lanka to win the next two games.