Rahul Dravid has been named as the Indian cricket team’s new head coach. After the 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup, Dravid will take over from outgoing coach Ravi Shastri and Dravid was asked who he wanted as the Indian cricket team’s next white-ball skipper. To this the 48-year-old said that his first choice would be Rohit Sharma, with KL Rahul as his second choice. One of the questions posed to Dravid was, “Who do you envisage as the next Indian white-ball captain?” Sharma was his top option, followed by KL Rahul, according to a storey in The Indian Express.

It is an honour for Rahul Dravid to be named the Indian cricket team’s Head Coach, and he noted that the Indian squad played well under Ravi Shastri. Dravid went on to say that the players have a strong desire to develop every day, and that he is looking forward to working with the Indian team’s players and support personnel.

“It is an amazing honour to be named as the new Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team, and I am really excited about this opportunity. The squad has performed admirably under (outgoing head coach) Mr. (Ravi) Shastri, and I look forward to working with him to continue this success. I know they have the enthusiasm and desire to improve every day because I have worked closely with most of the boys at NCA, U19, and India A. In the next two years, there are some major multi-team competitions, and I’m looking forward to working with the players and support personnel to realise our full potential,” Rahul Dravid added.

Rahul Dravid played 164 Tests and 344 One-Day Internationals for India. While he amassed 13288 runs in Test cricket, the right-hander amassed 10889 runs in ODI cricket. In the year 2012, Dravid played his final international match for India.