Indian skipper Virat Kohli has reacted to the news of Rahul Dravid becoming the next India coach. As per reports, Rahul Dravid has agreed to become the next India coach after the International T20 Cup. The current coach Ravi Shastri will vacate his post after the showpiece event and Dravid is likely to take over. When asked about Dravid’s appointment, Kohli said he has no clue about the recent developments.
“No idea exactly what’s happening on that front. No detailed discussion with anyone yet,” Kohli said when asked about Dravid’s appointment.
Earlier, a BCCI source confirmed that Dravid has accepted the role of India coach.
“Yes, Rahul has agreed to coach the Indian team till the 2023 World Cup. Initially, he was reluctant but it is understood that president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah had a meeting with Rahul on the sidelines of the IPL final where they were able to convince him,” a BCCI official told, according to Crictracker.
“It won’t be an interim role,” he added.
Dravid’s name was doing rounds ever since he coached India on the Sri Lanka tour. However, Dravid played down the role by saying that taking over as a full time coach will need a lot of commitment. It is learned that Dravid agreed after BCCI President Sourav Ganguly convinced Dravid to take up the role.
Meanwhile, Kohli also talked about the presence of Dhoni in the dressing room for the International T20- Cup. Dhoni has been roped in as a mentor for the showpiece event. Kohli said, “He has got massive experience. He is quite excited himself. He has always been a mentor for all of us. Younger guys who are playing their first major tournaments at early stages of career will benefit,” said Kohli.