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Rahul Dravid To Become Head Coach of Indian Cricket Team: Reports

The 48-year-old Dravid through the system prepared by him has given a lot of players like Rishabh Pant, Avesh Khan, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari, and Shubman Gill.

Rahul Dravid To Become Head Coach of Indian Cricket Team: Reports

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Oct 2021 6:04 AM GMT

Dubai: The former Indian cricketer and the captain of the national team, Rahul Dravid has finally agreed to become the head coach of men in blue senior team.

India's batting stalwart, Dravid has been in charge of the India A and U-19 set-up for the past six years. He currently heads the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.

The 48-year-old Dravid through the system prepared by him has given a lot of players like Rishabh Pant, Avesh Khan, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari, and Shubman Gill.

As per the several media reports, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah on Friday night had a meeting with him, where they persuaded him to become the coach of the Indian Cricket team.

On the other hand, Dravid's trusted Paras Mhambrey has been appointed as the bowling coach while Vikram Rathour is likely to continue as batting coach.

Including Ravi Shastri, the present Indian coaching staff's tenure will finished after the T20 World CUP.

According to reports, BCCI approached Dravid three times for the said position, however, but he rejected the offers, citing numerous reasons.

The former Indian batsman is yet to give an official reply, but according to reports, he is likely to take up the position and will respond before the weekend is over. If Dravid accepts the offer then he is likely to draw a salary of Rs 10 crore.

Meanwhile, Jay Shah has confirmed that Mahendra Singh Dhoni will not charge any fees for his role as mentor of senior men in blue for the upcoming T20 World Cup starting from October 17. He has been picked as the mentor for the upcoming T20 World Cup which will be played in Oman and the UAE.

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