New Delhi. Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir lauded the appointment of Rahul Dravid as the head coach of the Indian cricket team. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has extended the contract of Dravid and his coaching staff after the team finished runner-up in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Gambhir told ANI, “It is a positive step in view of the T20 World Cup and it is good to avoid changing the entire support staff. It is great that Rahul has accepted this. Hopefully, we will maintain our dominance and play good cricket.”
After the recently concluded World Cup, BCCI announced the extension of Rahul Dravid’s contract after fruitful discussions following the expiry of his contract. The apex cricket body highlighted Dravid’s vital role in building the Indian team and praised his extraordinary personality.
After a run of ten consecutive wins in major tournaments, India suffered a crucial defeat against Australia in Ahmedabad on 19 November. Dravid took over the role in 2021 after Ravi Shastri’s tenure ended after the T20 World Cup, signing a two-year contract, which ended with the ODI World Cup. Under Dravid, India finished runners-up in the last World Test Championship. and lost to Australia in the final.;
#WATCH , On extension for Rahul Dravid as head coach of Team India, former cricketer Gautam Gambhir says,”It’s a good thing because the T20 World Cup is around the corner and you don’t want to change the entire support staff, and it is good that Rahul has accepted it..… pic.twitter.com/R3DAcpOJNg
— ANI (@ANI) November 29, 2023
On this statement of Gautam Gambhir, people have given different reactions on social media,
An ex-user named Veeru wrote, “Rahul Dravid is the best guru, I have full hope that with the help of Rahul Dravid, India will win the World Cup final. Dravid is a trained person. His nature is also good. Rahul can also handle team management well. From what I have heard and seen about him, he is a good person.”
Rahul Dravid is best mentor, I have full hope that with the support of Rahul Dravid, India will win the World Cup final. Dravid is a well trained person. He also has a good personality by nature. Rahul can also handle team management well. From what I have heard and seen of him,…
— VIRU (@Y05655671) November 29, 2023
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“Wise move by the BCCI to extend Rahul Dravid’s tenure as the head coach of Team India, especially with the T20 World Cup approaching. Stability in the support staff is key for success. Here’s to a continued era of dominance and exceptional cricket under Dravid’s guidance! pic.twitter.com/h7uKSRzSTI
— Simple man (@ArbazAh87590755) November 29, 2023