Rahul Dravid Appointed as a Coach: Former India player and coach of India U-19 side Rahul Dravid has been appointed as the Head of Cricket of the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, by the BCCI.
Dravid has been at the helm of India A and India’s U-19 men’s teams since 2015. He coached India’s U-19 men’s side, comprising of Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi and the likes, to World Cup title in 2018, where they beat Australia in the final to win India its fourth U-19 Men’s World Cup title.
As per the BCCI statement, Dravid’s new role will see him “oversee all cricket related activities at NCA and will be involved in mentoring, coaching, training and motivating players, coaches and support staff at the NCA”.
The statement added: “Mr. Dravid will also work closely with the National Men’s and Women’s Head Coaches and Cricket Coaches for India Developmental teams – including India A, India Under 19, India Under 23 teams, in the identification of key training and development objectives.”
Rahul Dravid was the mainstay of the India team in the late 90’s and 2000’s where he represented India in 164 Tests, 344 ODIs and one T20I between 1996 and 2012. He scored over 10,000 runs in both Tests and ODI’s and scored 48 centuries in the process.
He is one of the most respected cricketers around and has been a known mentor. His abled guidance would surely help the youngsters.