Dravid open to coaching role with Indian team

Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid speaks to Malaysian U-16 cricketers

Calcutta/Mumbai (The Telegraph): Rahul Dravid on Sunday indicated that he is open to the idea of coaching the Indian team in future.

“Who knows, someday in the future,” Dravid answered, in a television interview, when asked if he would be interested in taking up coaching responsibility of the Indian team in future.

In fact, the icon, in an interview to The Telegraph, in April this year, had hinted that he is not averse to the idea of coaching the Indian team. “Look, just weeks after retiring, it’s very difficult to say what exactly I’ll be doing… I will never say no to anything, certainly not to being involved with the team or with the game in general,” Dravid had said.

Coming back to Sunday’s interview, Dravid, a true gentleman of the game, revealed that he had lost his cool on a couple of occasions in the course of his glorious 16-year-international career.

“In the privacy of the dressing room, I have let myself go, throwing a few bats. I don’t get angry very often but there have been times when I have been frustrated with myself, maybe after playing a bad shot, after getting out, I have done some damage to some equipments of mine."

“Once or twice, in the course of 20 years, I think you can allow me that at least.”

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For someone who has played countless match-winning knocks at the highest level, it is difficult to pinpoint one, and Dravid rated his double century in the 2003 Adelaide Test against Australia as one his best innings.

“In terms of control and just the way I had played through the innings, I think it was one of the best constructed innings. Also, considering that Australia had scored over 550 runs, it was great… But frankly speaking, it was a good batting wicket,” he recollected.


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