In the latest turn of events, former Indian cricketer and batting legend Rahul Dravid have been appointed as the coach of the Indian senior team. The development came on Friday during the IPL final in Dubai.
“Dravid has confirmed he will be the next head coach of the Indian team. He will be stepping down as the head of the NCA soon,” a top BCCI official told Times of India on Friday night after the IPL final.
In another development, Paras Mhambrey has been appointed as the bowling coach of the Indian senior team while Vikram Rathour will continue as batting coach of the team.
“He was re-appointed as the NCA head last month. But the BCCI needed a strong candidate to take Indian cricket forward. He has worked so hard to develop the next line of Indian cricketers. Even Mhambrey knows this next lot of players like the back of his hand. So, Ganguly and Shah thought it would be best if they could bring both of them on board. They will assume charge from the New Zealand series after the World Cup,” the source added.
If reports are to be believed, Dravid has been given a two-year contract and he will coach the team till 2023. Dravid, who is currently the head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) has been signed with a salary of Rs 10 crore.
Earlier, reports were coming that Rahul Dravid would be appointed as Team India’s interim coach for the home series against New Zealand. Notably, Dravid, who coached India’s limited-overs side on the tour of Sri Lanka in July this year was BCCI’s first choice as a full-time coach. However, the former captain refused the offer earlier as he didn’t want to travel too much.