Rahul Dravid is set to be the interim coach of the Indian team for the India vs New Zealand series after Ravi Shastri steps down
Ever since it has become known that Ravi Shastri will no longer be the head coach of the Indian cricket team proceeding the T20 World Cup 2021, the BCCI has been scouring for a man adept of taking over the role.
The popular choice has clearly been Rahul Dravid with the cricketer hailed for his work with Indian cricket ever since his retirement. Dravid has been integral to unearthing fresh talent with a string of players crediting their foray into the Indian team to him.
And while the BCCI has been keen to have Dravid as the face of the head coach, reports suggest that he has refused to take up the role. Dravid is not said to be eager to take over the role on a fulltime basis, something he had talked about after being with the Indian side during its tour to Sri Lanka.
Rahul Dravid To Be Interim Coach Of Indian Side For India vs New Zealand Series
However, Dravid is all set to be in charge of the side when New Zealand comes visiting after the T20 World Cup 2021. With the BCCI set to take its time to find a person capable of leading the team, Dravid is all set to be handed over the position on an interim basis as Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar all step down.
“We wanted the candidate whom we feel is best suited for the job to agree first. We don’t want a situation where we get applications but no one is seen as ideal. It will be embarrassing for the board and for the candidates too. So it’s better to find a suitable candidate first, till then Dravid can be the interim coach,” a BCCI official said.