As the Indian Cricket Team’s head coach Ravi Shastri’s contract comes to an end after the completion of the T20 World Cup to be held in UAE in October-November, many assume that it may after all be Rahul Dravid to take over as head coach who is now coaching the Indian limited-overs team in Sri Lanka.
As a coach under him, Dravid has a proven record as India A returned wonderful results and the Under-19 team won the World Cup in 2018. Therefore question comes If Dravid is next in the line to become Team India’s head coach.
Here, Kapil Dev, the legendry cricketer, and India’s first World Cup-winning Captain gives his opinion- “I don’t think there is any need to speak about it. Let this Sri Lanka series get over. We’ll get to know the kind of performance our team has dished out.” He further told to ABP News- “If you’re trying to groom a new coach, there’s nothing wrong with it. Then again, if Ravi Shastri continues to do a good job, there’s no reason to remove him either. Only time will tell. Before that, I think it will put unnecessary pressure on our coaches and players.”
“India have a big bench strength. If players get the opportunity and India can assemble two teams that can claim to win in both England and Sri Lanka, there is nothing better. If the youngsters get the opportunity, there’s nothing wrong with it. But if it is up to the team management to decide whether they should apply such pressure on two teams simultaneously,” he pointed out about the upcoming series in England and Sri Lanka.
It needs to be mentioned that two Indians teams are set to play in two different countries. Virat Kohli-led team will play five-test series in England while the Sikhar Dhawan-led team will take on hosts Sri Lanka in a limited over series.