The Rahul Dravid era of coaching in Indian senior men’s cricket began with a 3-0 series victory against New Zealand in T20Is. The first Test against the Black Caps ended in a stalemate. The hosts appeared to be on their way to winning the match in Kanpur and were in a strong position to win it before the Kiwi tailenders and terrible light conspired to deprive them a win, the full World Test Championship cycle’s points, and a 1-0 series lead.

Despite a few glitches, individual player form, and other factors, Team India ticked most of the boxes on a track that was not very difficult. Dravid chose to personally donate Rs 35,000 to the groundsmen at Green Park Stadium for building a sporting track with something for everyone. It was a track that wasn’t exactly a rank churning dust bowl, and it produced a good race that lasted all five days and concluded in a thrilling draw.

“Having someone like Rahul Dravid at the forefront of affairs soothes anxieties and allows people to concentrate better. Dravid brings to the table a wealth of personal experience, including playing at the highest level and becoming one of the sport’s legends, an overall reputation as a good guy who puts Indian cricket above all else, stellar coaching credentials at the junior India levels, and an overall sense of calm. And based on what we’ve seen thus far in his brief tenure as Head Coach, it’s evident that he’s laying out a plan for Indian cricket’s future, across all formats.”

Former India cricketer Saba Karim was a recent guest on Times of India’s sports podcast – Sportscast, where he discussed the challenges of becoming the country’s head coach, especially as the team prepares for the World Cup. Rahul Dravid, in the center, observes India’s cricketers in training.

“As a head coach, Rahul Dravid faces a significant challenge. He has to take care of the Test team, prepare for the T20 World Cup in Australia next year, and then prepare for the One Day World Cup in 2023. It won’t be easy for any of these three formats to maintain that level of communication with players and selectors, to choose the correct resources, and to give them enough time to prepare. But, with the maturity and experience that Rahul Dravid has gained over the last few years, I am confident that he will be able to deliver.” On TOI Sportscast, Saba Karim said.

According to Saba, a former India wicket-keeper batsman, Dravid has a lot more to give Indian cricket, and the BCCI may consider giving him a bigger position in the future if he is prepared to take it. KL During a practice session, Rahul (R) speaks with coach Rahul Dravid. “Rahul Dravid, in particular, has a larger role in my mind. Not right now, but maybe in two years. I envision him as India’s Director of Cricket Operations, with all of Indian cricket’s verticals reporting to him: Team India, Women’s Team India, U-19 India, and India A – that’s the image of Rahul Dravid I have in my head, and I believe it will be beneficial to the BCCI. Maybe not right now, but maybe in a year or two, because the sort of person he is and the kind of experience he brings to the table make me feel that just being the Head Coach isn’t enough.”