BCCI has appointed Rahul Dravid as India’s head coach following the team’s unforgettable run at the 2021 T20 World Cup. He replaced Ravi Shastri who set the standard in terms of results during his time with the club. ‘team. Although India couldn’t win an ICC trophy, Shastri played a key role in making the team the best in the world in testing under any conditions.
While Dravid is still in his early days as a head coach and has only completed about six months, the comparison between his coaching style and Shastri’s is inevitable. Former India captain and current BCCI chairman Sourav Ganguly has now had his say on the matter and backed Dravid to become a successful coach of the team.
“He (Dravid) is as intense, as meticulous and as professional as he was in his playing days. The only difference is that now he no longer has to beat at No. 3 for India, which, in my opinion, was more difficult because he had to compete against the best bowlers in the world, which he also did exceptionally well for a long time.
“As a coach, he (Dravid) will also do a great job because he is honest and he has talent,” Ganguly said while addressing the media on the sidelines of a promotional event in Kolkata.
Ganguly also noted that Dravid will make mistakes during his stint but will always strive for the good of Indian cricket. He also pointed out the differences in the training styles of Dravid and Shastri.
LOOK: MS Dhoni makes a brilliant sprint; Effects wear off to dismiss Bhanuka Rajapaksa
“He will make mistakes like everyone else, but as long as you try to do the right things, you will be more successful than others. They are different people with different personalities. One is yours all the time which is his strength while the other will quietly do his job despite being one of the all time greats. No two people will succeed in the same way,” Ganguly added.
Rahul Dravid is currently enjoying a well deserved break with the ongoing IPL. His next assignment will be the T20I series against South Africa in June at home, after which India travel to Ireland (for 2 T20Is) and then England for a single Test match and a full set of white balls.
previous postBangladesh bundled up for 53 in humiliating loss in Durban; fans react to meltdown
Next postWATCH: Ross Taylor comes out to beat one last time; dismissed Guptill stays to applaud