In the midst of the ICC T20 World Cup, the BCCI on Wednesday announced the appointment of Rahul Dravid as the head coach of Team India. India’s Test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane also expressed happiness over Dravid taking over as the coach. He congratulated Rahul Dravid by tweeting. Dravid will take over as India’s head coach from the series against New Zealand. After the T20 world, India has to play T20 series and Test series with New Zealand. Rahul also took over as the head coach of Team India in the limited overs series against Sri Lanka in July.
Ajinkya Rahane tweeted on Thursday and wrote, “Many congratulations to Rahul bhai on being appointed the head coach of our team. I look forward to playing under your guidance and helping the team achieve greater heights in the future. Significantly, after the T0 World Cup, Virat Kohli has announced that he will step down from the captaincy of India’s T20 team. At the same time, this tournament is the current coach of Team India, Ravi Shastri, as the head coach of Team India. He replaced Kumble as the head coach of the Indian team.
Many congratulations to Rahul bhai for being appointed as the head coach of our team! Looking forward to playing under your guidance and helping the side achieve greater heights in the future!
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) November 4, 2021
On the other hand, if we talk about the match between India and Afghanistan on Wednesday, India won its first match in the T20 World Cup 2021. Batting first, Team India scored 210 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. Rohit Sharma scored 74 and KL Rahul scored 69 for India. Chasing the target of 211 runs, Afghanistan team could only manage 144 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 7 wickets. For Afghanistan, Karim Janat scored 42 not out and Mohammad Nabi scored 35 runs. For Team India, Mohammed Shami took 3 and Ashwin took 2 wickets.