- Rahul Dravid is the coach for Team India in the tour of Sri Lanka
- Fans have started speculating on Rahul Dravid becoming the head coach of the senior team in near future
- Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra says there is just one competition for Rahul Dravid
The stint from “The Wall” Rahul Dravid as the Head Coach for Team India in the ongoing Sri Lanka tour has been much celebrated. The former India skipper was earlier the coach of India’s U-19 World Cup-winning team along with the India A teams in the recent past.
Rahul Dravid has been widely credited with transforming the Indian youth cricket setup and nurturing a number of young Indian talents, who have gone onto represent India at the international level.
Fans have begun to speculate him becoming the head coach of the senior team soon. As of now, the head coach of Team India is Ravi Shastri and he has been one of the most successful Indian coaches of all time.
Ravi Shastri, given his record with team India, is likely to stay in the position for the foreseeable future.
Having said this, a lot depends on India’s performance in the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Aakash Chopra, the former Indian batsman turner commentator, have talked about the possibility of Dravid taking over as head coach from Shastri. Chopra maintained that he does not believe Dravid is going to put his name on the list.
Chopra said, “I don’t think Rahul Dravid is going to put his name on the list. There can be just one competition if Rahul says he wants to be India’s coach. If he wants, then it will be a strong fight.
“But if Dravid doesn’t put his name, whoever puts his name on that list, he will not be able to stand in front of Ravi Shastri, that is what I believe but then we shall find out.”
“I don’t think there is going to be any change. I feel Ravi Shastri will continue. Just because there is a process, applications will be invited, there will be some recce. I don’t see a change in the offing, to be very honest,” Chopra said, in Betway Cricket Chaupaal episode 19 on his YouTube channel.
“There is another T20 World Cup within a year of this T20 World Cup and there is a 50-50 World Cup a year after that. You have reached the World Test Championship final and the team is doing alright, then why change,” he said in the video.