“I Haven’t…”: Rahul Dravid On Continuing As Team India Head Coach

Sports Edited by Updated: Nov 20, 2023, 12:07 pm
“I Haven’t…”: Rahul Dravid On Continuing As Team India Head Coach

“I Haven’t…”: Will Rahul Dravid Continue As Team India Head Coach? (Image:Instagram/Indiancricketteam)

Wrecking the hearts of billion Indian cricket fans, Aussies rose to the historic sixth ICC Men’s World Cup Champions title on Sunday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad. The India-Australia final clash was much anticipated, as the Men In Blue where drastically promising with their unbeatable previous scores of the tournament. It was India’s first defeat in the tournament; alas, it came in the final of 2023 the World Cup.

In the end result, India went lost to Aussies by six wickets and the yellow army scored 241/4 and won the title as 42 balls left not stroked. It was heart wrenching when the Indian head coach and former Indian captain Rahul Dravid found himself emotionally addressed the press post-match. He said that he need bit more time to reflect on his future with the national team. Mr Dravid’s two-year contract as the coach with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had officially concluded on Sunday, along with the World Cup conclusory match.

Mr Dravid guided the team to two ICC tournament finals and one semi-final. He was asked about the future plans by the media persons in the post-match press conference. “I haven’t thought about it”, he responded. “I have just come off a game. I had no time to think about this and no time to reflect on this. I will when I get the time to do that”, he added.

Mr Dravid asserted that, at the point of time, he was completely concentrated on the World Cup campaign and was not distracted to thought what the future waits for. He previously expressed it was a “privilege” to work with the team. When asked about analysing his two-year tenure he stated that he was not “really someone who’s going to judge and analyse” oneself.

When asked about the possibility of coaching the team in the upcoming T20 World Cup, next year in the USA and the West Indies, he said he hadn’t thought about that. “I am not really thinking about 2027 and who’s going to be there and who’s not going to be there. There’s a lot of time for that. A lot of water will flow under the bridge before that. There’ll be a lot of time for that”, he added.