His two-year contract will expire on the finish of ODI World Cup however head coach Rahul Dravid‘s future will likely be adopted keenly in case the Indian crew lifts the coveted trophy. It’s a foregone conclusion that Dravid will likely be one of many fall guys if India can’t a minimum of make it to the title conflict as a mere semi-final look would not be thought-about adequate. BCCI might seek for a coach once more and it is going to be attention-grabbing to see if ‘The Wall’ will likely be eager on a renewal of contract — partial or full — in case Board supremo Jay Shah provides a recent deal.
There’s a faculty of thought that Dravid, in case he’s eager, ought to proceed because the pink ball coach with South Africa (away) and England (house collection) collection scheduled very near the World Cup. There isn’t a hurt in having separate coaches for restricted overs and Take a look at format transferring into the subsequent cycle put up World Cup, similar to England have Brendon McCullum (pink ball) and Matthew Mott (white ball).
Dravid has been given breaks from assignments to recuperate as residing out of suitcase for somebody, who’s concerned in a tremendously high-pressure job, might be taxing. Somebody like Ashish Nehra (profitable IPL coach) is an apt alternative however sources near the left-arm seamer of yesteryears have stated that he’s “not ” as of now along with his contract with Gujarat Titans working until the tip of 2025 season.
“Suppose India wins the World Cup, Dravid himself won’t need a renewal as he wish to finish his stint on a excessive. However in the event you ask me, put up World Cup, the BCCI ought to severely consider having separate coaches for separate codecs. They need to ask Rahul to proceed as pink ball coach,” a former BCCI office-bearer informed PTI on situations of anonymity. At this level, whether or not it’s Dravid or the Board prime brass, they want the deal with the massive occasion, which begins October 5.
Whereas Dravid arrived amidst lot of fanfare after Ravi Shastri‘s departure however as a white ball coach, he hasn’t actually left an impression which may compel anybody to contemplate him as a shrewd tactician.
Reasonably, he has been perceived as somebody, who’s a bit on the defensive with regards to taking robust calls — each in T20Is and ODIs.
If in T20I World Cup, he allowed the top-three that had previous its sell-by-date in shortest format to proceed, the choice to drop Ravichandran Ashwin throughout the World Take a look at Championship remaining did not appear to be a really prudent name.
The dearth of a right-arm spinner (finger or wrist) within the present World Cup squad or the bullishness to incorporate KL Rahul, with out him proving his match-fitness are choices which may come again to hang-out him.
Although loads will rely upon crew’s World Cup efficiency however Dravid is not an awesome white ball coach and somebody with extra hands-on strategy may assist the crew within the subsequent part when some legends will likely be anticipated to stroll into the sundown.
Historical past is replete with incidents that if a crew loses a significant occasion, the coaches typically develop into scapegoats.
Dravid himself had seen that when Greg Chappell had no choice however to ship his resignation after the 2007 debacle when he was the captain.
In 2023, the shoe is on the opposite foot and Dravid would not need his teaching legacy to be tarnished prefer it occurred along with his captaincy the place one match outcome trumps all the great work achieved.
He would need that Rohit and his gamers assist him take pleasure in that surreal feeling of being a World Champion, one thing that has eluded him.
He by no means actually had the proverbial ‘rub of inexperienced’ when it got here to holding the centre-stage throughout the seminal moments in Indian cricket.
Whether or not it was Lord’s 1996 when the opposite debutant Sourav Ganguly scored the hundred or at Taunton when Ganguly’s 183 overshadowed his century.
His 180 on the Eden Gardens throughout the historic 2001 Take a look at towards Australia was sheer class. Simply that VVS Laxman‘s 281 was classier.
Below his captaincy, India efficiently chased a file 17 video games in ODIs between 2006 and 2007, solely to give you their worst World Cup efficiency since 1979.
Port of Spain did develop into his ‘Port of Ache’.
Dravid deserves a becoming redemption and it’s now as much as his gamers to offer him one.
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