As expected, Rahul Dravid has been appointed as the head coach of Team India. Dravid will be taking charges from the upcoming series against New Zealand, which starts on November 17. The tenure of the current coach Ravi Shastri will end after the ongoing T20 World Cup.
The BCCI confirmed Dravid’s appointment in an official press note. “The Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Sulakshana Naik and RP Singh unanimously appointed Rahul Dravid as the head coach,” stated in the note.
Dravid worked as the coach for U-19 Men’s Cricket Team and India A in the past. He is the current director of the National Cricket Academy (NCA). He has been appointed as the head coach for a period of two years, until the 2023 ODI World Cup.
Rahul’s salary will be Rs. 10 crores, which is the highest for any Indian coach appointed until now.
“It is an absolute honour to be appointed as the new head coach. of the Indian cricket team and I am really looking forward to this role,” said Dravid.
“Under Mr Shastri, the team has done very well, and I hope to work with the team to take this forward,” he further added.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly hoped that Dravid will take Indian Cricket to new heights as the head coach. “He has also served Indian cricket as Head of National Cricket Academy (NCA) with distinction Rahul’s effort at the NCA has nurtured several young cricketing talents who have gone on to represent the country at the international stage. I am hopeful that his new stint will take Indian cricket to new heights,” said Ganguly.