Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid is all set to become the next coach of Team India after the conclusion of the 2021 T20 World Cup as the current head coach Ravi Sashtri’s tenure is gonna end due to the age barrier of 60 years. No person above 60 can become the coach of India according to BCCI’s rules.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and treasury Jay Shah had a meeting with Rahul Dravid in Dubai during the final of the IPL 2021, where the Karnataka boy agreed to take this role. In his coaching career of three years (2016-2019), Dravid has been phenomenal won a U-19 World Cup and many India A series at home and away conditions.
BCCI has handed Rahul a two years contract till 2023 on an annual salary of INR 10 Crore.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India appointed Dravid as the Director of NCA (National Cricket Academy) in 2019. Just after that, the grooming of the youngsters has reached the next level. As per BCCI resources, Rahul Dravid’s long-term associate Paras Mhambrey will take charge as the bowling coach of India replacing Bharat Arun. The Indian cricket board has not made any decisions regarding the fielding coach and batting coach.
The development of making Dravid the Indian Team head came into the limelight when India sent two teams to England and Sri Lanka apiece. Dravid trained India beat Sri Lanka by 2-1 in ODIs and lost the T20s by 2-1, due to the covid scenario in the dressing room. But during the series, Dravid revealed that he is happy to be at NCA and is not willing to be India’s head coach as it is hectic.
Rahul Dravid will begin his mission with India in the series against New Zealand after the T20 World Cup.