Rahul Dravid, IND vs WI
Rahul Dravid (Image Credit: Twitter

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has said that it was a great sight for the cameraman when India head coach Rahul Dravid picked up cones and wickets after the practice session in Kanpur. Ganguly was hailing Dravid for his humility even after the latter has achieved in his playing days.

Dravid was appointed as India’s head coach as his predecessor Ravi Shastri decided to step down after the end of the T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE. Dravid’s first stint as he chief was the three-match T20I and two-match Test series against New Zealand at home.

Ishan Kishan, Rahul Dravid
Ishan Kishan, Rahul Dravid. Image-Twitter

The Men In Blue beat the Kiwis by 3-0 in T20Is and 1-0 in Tests. The former India skipper has coached the India A and the U19 teams from 2015 to 2021. Under his coaching, India U19 played the finals of 2016 and 2020 U19 World Cups and won the title in 2018. He also headed the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore from 2019 till this year before taking India’s senior team coaching job.

He has also mentored the Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) after retiring from IPL cricket in late 2013. He mentored the Royals in 2014 and 2015 before the Royals were banned from participating in the tournament due to spot-fixing and illegal betting issues. He then mentored Delhi Daredevils before taking the job in the NCA.

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Sourav Ganguly praises Rahul Dravid for his humility

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. Credits: Twitter

Ganguly was asked to share his views on Dravid taking the toughest job and said that he wishes him luck. He also spoke about the incident in Kanpur where he picked up the cones and wickets to the dressing room after the practice session.

“I wish him (Dravid) all the best. I heard that in Kanpur, after the day’s practice he was picking up the cones and wickets and balls and bringing them back to the dressing room. It must have been a great sight for cameramen and photographers to see Rahul Dravid do that (smiles). But he is that sort of a person. We will support him and Rohit and Virat in test cricket whichever way they want,” said the BCCI president.

India’s next assignment under Dravid’s coaching will be the three-match Test and ODI series in South Africa.