Test great Rahul Dravid has advised state associations to use the experience of former players and not to waste it while interacting with members of affiliated units during a webinar organised by the cricket board. The advised put to the fore by Rahul Dravid was not a mandate but could be taken into consideration to benefit the states.
NCA head Rahul Dravid is an example of humility, patience and commitment. He earned several accolades for the national team, still did not leave the ground. Rahul Dravid was even offered the role for India head coach by CoA, which he declined as he wanted to stay close and spent time with his family.
A secretary who attended the seminar told news agency PTI about the advise given by Dravid who does not wants the expertise of former players to go wasted.
“Rahul never said that it is a mandatory thing but his suggestion to states was that we should try and use former players in their area of expertise,” a secretary of one of the state units, who attended the webinar told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
“If they can be integrated in the cricketing set-up, their experience and expertise will not go waste.”
Dravid played 164 Tests and 344 ODIs for India. The top-order batsman scored at an average over 52 in the longest format and around 40 in ODIs. He also played in IPL between 2011 to 2013. But his strike-rate on times were questionable as he could not contribute with quick-fire knocks frequently.
Dravid is currently the director of cricket at National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. He also overlooks the development of India A and U-19 national team.