Ravichandran Ashwin (AFP)
Ravichandran Ashwin (AFP)

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was full of praise for the to-be head coach of the Indian team, Rahul Dravid. The former batsman, Dravid, was formally appointed as the next coach of India following the conclusion of the ongoing T20 World Cup.

Dravid will be leaving his post as the head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA). His first assignment as the coach will be the upcoming home series against Kane Williamson‘s New Zealand. They are scheduled to visit India for a T20I series followed by a 2-Test series which will be part of the World Test Championship (WTC) 2021-23.

I think Rahul Bhai has got [an] immense depth of knowledge, and he has got a good vision for anything he does in life, he’s got amazing vision. He’s someone who has done the hard yards, I would say.

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid (Image Credit: Twitter)

In times when people having played the game at the highest level believe that they can contribute to the teams being coaches, Rahul Bhai has gone through the journey and grind of being at NCA, gone through the Indian A team [as well],” Ashwin was quoted as saying in a pre-match press conference ahead of India’s clash against Scotland.

“I’m really looking forward to the stint to be alongside Rahul Bhai” – Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin went on to mention how effective Dravid can be as he has already worked with the youngsters in the team. He knows the strengths and weaknesses of the upcoming youngsters, and even the seniors can pick his brain when necessary.

Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli

I think, he knows what’s in store, what’s in the future, who’s playing right now. He has played with some of us inside this dressing room. He also knows all the young boys, and if there’s anyone who you can pull a little bit of knowledge from, it’s Rahul Bhai, and I’m really looking forward to the stint to be alongside Rahul Bhai and being of use to the team in any way possible,” Ashwin added.

Ashwin featured in India’s crushing win over Afghanistan, picking up figures of 2/14 in four overs. They will be up against Scotland tomorrow night in Dubai.

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