The ‘Great Wall of India’ Rahul Dravid can see himself as the head coach of the Indian National Team. He has already kept his one leg in the coaching department as he has been named the head coach for India’s upcoming Sri Lanka tour. India’s second team will travel to Sri Lanka for their limited-overs format. The team will be led by Shikhar Dhawan and Indian veteran Rahul Dravid will coach the side in the absence of Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri. let discuss more on the Coach of India Team for Sri Lanka Tour.
Coach of India Team for Sri Lanka Tour
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has announced Rahul Dravid’s appointment as the Indian head coach for the Sri Lankan tour. “Rahul Dravid will be the coach for the India tour to Sri Lanka,” Ganguly told The Indian Express. “We have written to the Indian government on tax exemption. We are waiting for their response. We still have time. The board will make the decision on it soon,” he explained.
Rahul Dravid as an Indian coach: His Relation With The Players
Rahul Dravid is credited for India’s inevitable bench strength in recent years. He has nourished the youngsters like Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, and other upcoming superstars. Under Rahul Dravid’s coaching, the under-19 team was runners-up at the 2016 U-19 Cricket World Cup and were winners at the 2018 U-19 Cricket World Cup. Rahul Dravid is widely respected in the Indian cricket circuit, not only for his cricketing days but also for his influence on the Indian youngsters. The upcoming players will go into a war for Rahul Dravid in a heartbeat and it makes sense for him to lead the Indian side when Ravi Shastri steps down.
Rahul Dravid as an Indian coach: His Salary
Rahul Dravid’s main source of income is his salary from the BCCI. He earns up to Rs. 5 crores from the apex cricket body. He received a 100% hike in July last year from the BCCI. However, Dravid is not allowed to be a part of any media house to join them as a commentator or an expert.