Incumbent head coach of the Indian team, Ravi Shastri is looking to part ways with the Indian team after the T20 World Cup 2021. Apart from the 59-year-old, Bharat Arun, R Sridhar, and Vikram Rathour are also set to quit their roles. If sources are to be believed, then Shastri does not want to renew his contract, which expires after the T20 World Cup.
Shastri took over from Anil Kumble after India’s ICC Champions Trophy in 2017. Since then, he has done a fabulous job of leading the team to twin Test series victories in Australia, as well as enabled top-four finishes in two ICC events for India. The trio of Arun, Sridhar, and Rathour too will not continue in their roles of bowling, fielding, and batting coaches respectively, as they have apparently initiated talks with IPL teams for the 2022 season.
While it is still not clear who would replace Shastri, Dravid’s name is doing the rounds due to his success as a coach in Sri Lanka. The former India captain though is not ready for now to take up the role of head coach of the Indian team due to the challenges it has.
“I have enjoyed the experience of working with these guys, it has been great. I have not given any other thoughts to anything else. There are a lot of challenges in doing full-time roles, so I really don’t know,” Dravid was quoted as saying.
India won the ODI series 2-1 and lost the T20I series 2-1 against Sri Lanka when Dravid was the head coach.