Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has said that newly-appointed India head coach Rahul Dravid was a very successful player and a captain, and he was confident that Dravid will become a very successful coach as well.
Rahul Dravid has been appointed as the new Head Coach of India after the exit of Ravi Shastri from the team, and his first assignment as a Head Coach will be T20I and Test series at home against New Zealand. Meanwhile, the first match of the T20I series between India and New Zealand will begin tonight in Jaipur, and India will be led by their new T20I captain Rohit Sharma.
Talking about Dravid in a Star Sports show, Gambhir said that he brings a lot of assurance in the dressing room, and his work ethics are unbelievable.
“He was a very successful player then he became a very successful captain and I’m sure he is going to become a very successful coach as well. With him in that dressing room, I think he brings a lot of assurance, he’s played more than 100 test matches.
“He’s captained the side, his work ethics were unbelievable, really hard working. So, I think he brings a lot on the table,” said Gambhir on the Follow The Blues show on Star Sports.
Sunil Gavaskar And Aakash Chopra Share Their Opinions On Head Coach Rahul Dravid
Indian batting legend Gavaskar talking about the appointment of Dravid as a Head Coach, said: “When he used to play we used to think that till Rahul Dravid is at the crease, the Indian batting is safe and strong. This is the reason why I believe that the new responsibility of head coach that falls upon him, he will be able to handle it in a similar way.”
Meanwhile, Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra said that Dravid brings a lot of planning with him, and he doesn’t mind losing small battles and has a war-winning mentality.
“When you think of Rahul Dravid, the first thing that comes to my mind is process — planning, execution of that planning, raw, meticulous, looking forward, looking ahead.
“He doesn’t mind losing those small battles, and aims to win the war entirely. So, this war winning mentality and attitude will come with his leadership, along with some amount of stability,” he asserted.
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