Kolflegende Rahul Dravid is currently the incoming head coach of Shikhar Dhawan-led Team India for the Sri Lanka tour. Regular coach Ravi Shastri and the Indian team of Virat Kohli are in the UK for their five-match Test series against England.
With Shastri’s contract as head of Team India expiring after the T20 World Cup in 2021, many cricket experts feel that Dravid should take on the big role. However, former India opener Wasim Jaffer feels that Dravid should not take on the head coaching role of the main group.
‘I think even more honor should go to Rahul Dravid. The way he works as head coach at the NCA and the way he leads U19 players, India A players, fringe players and even the international players who go to the NCA (National Cricket Academy) when they are not in the team . There can be no better role model or mentor than Rahul Dravid, ” Jaffer said in his YouTube video.
‘And now he’s going to Sri Lanka as coach of this Indian team. So I’m sure the youngsters will benefit a lot from that and I personally feel that he should not strive to become the coach of an international team.
‘I feel he needs to work with the U-19 and India A players at the NCA. I believe the international players playing in the Indian team are a final product but Rahul Dravid’s mentorship and guidance is more needed at the level of the U19 and India. It can help reach the next level, ” the 43-year-old feeling.
In the recent past, young guns like Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan and many other senior cricketers, Dravid believed that he led them into difficult situations and prepared them better at the highest level.