Former India cricketer-turned-head coach of the Indian cricket team, Rahul Dravid, has come fresh off a T20I series win against New Zealand, Dravid, who stepped into Ravi Shastri`s shoes, will now be looking forward to the upcoming Test series against New Zealand starting Nov 25.
Speaking exclusively on Star Sports show Follow the Blues, Team India legend Sunil Gavaskar shares his thought on Rahul Dravid becoming Team India’s new head coach. “When he used to play we used to think that till Rahul Dravid is at the crease, the Indian batting is safe and strong. This is the reason why I believe that the new responsibility of head coach that falls upon him, he will be able to handle it in a similar way,” said Gavaskar.
Former Team India batsman Gautam Gambhir shares his thought on Rahul Dravid becoming Team India’s new head coach. “He was a very successful player then he became a very successful captain and I`m sure he is going to become a very successful coach as well. With him in that dressing room, I think he brings a lot of assurance, he’s played more than 100 test matches. He’s captained the side, his work ethics were unbelievable, really hard working. So, I think he brings a lot on the table,” said Gambhir.
Former Team India batsman Aakash Chopra shares his thought on Rahul Dravid becoming Team India’s new head coach and said, “When you think of Rahul Dravid, the first thing that comes to my mind is a process – process, planning, execution of that planning, raw, meticulous, looking forward, looking ahead. He doesn’t mind losing those small battles, as aims to win the war entirely. So, this war-winning mentality and attitude will come with his leadership, along with some amount of stability.”
Sunil Gavaskar also drew similarities between Rahul Dravid & Rohit Sharma and said, “If you look at both of their temperaments, they are quite similar. Rohit is of a quiet nature just like Rahul Dravid. So I think their bond will be quite good because both of them will understand each other well.”
Dravid with Rohit. Pic/PTI
Former Team India batsman Aakash Chopra thinks Rahul Dravid & Rohit Sharma need to redefine the way India plays white ball cricket. “He needs to define the future strategy of playing white ball cricket because there is a requirement to redefine the way we play white ball cricket and for that Rohit Sharma will have to be the leader and he’ll have to lead by example,” said Chopra