New Delhi. With Ravi Shastri’s tenure as the coach of the Indian cricket team coming to an end after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup 2021, all eyes are on the next head coach of the Indian team. Many names are in the news including Anil Kumble and VVS Laxman, but there is no official update as to who is going to run as the next coach or even the overall contender. Former BCCI chief selector MSK Prasad, however, knows who he would like to see as the next head coach. Former India wicketkeeper Prasad, who has played six Tests and 17 ODIs, believes that MS Dhoni should be Team India’s mentor along with Rahul Dravid to replace Ravi Shastri. needed.
Rahul Dravid coached India’s limited overs team during the Sri Lanka tour in late July, while Dhoni was recently appointed as the mentor of the Indian team for the T20 World Cup. Prasad told the Times of India, “I definitely feel that going forward, it should be Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni. Rahul as a coach and MS as a mentor. Dhoni and Rahul in the Indian team will be a great thing to see in the post-Ravi Shastri era.”
Rahul Dravid has a proven record as the coach of India’s Under-19 and A teams. He led India to an Under-19 World Cup victory in 2018 and several other successful tours with the A team. So when the Test team was in England and the limited overs squad was selected to play three ODIs and three T20Is in Sri Lanka, the BCCI’s decision to appoint Dravid as its coach sent the entire nation in a tizzy. Gave.
Many felt that this could be a move to succeed Rahul Dravid as the next coach after Ravi Shastri, however, at the end of the series the former India captain said that even though he enjoyed the experience, he Not sure about the way forward. Dravid was appointed as the Director of the National Cricket Academy in 2019 and he is doing a great job on it. If reports are to be believed, Rahul Dravid is likely to stick with it.
As far as Mahendra Singh Dhoni is concerned, he is proving in IPL 2021 that his captaincy ability is still as strong as ever and it is believed that his inputs to skipper Virat Kohli in India post 2013 It will prove beneficial in winning the ICC trophy for the first time.