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Rahul Dravid approached for India coaching role

Rahul Dravid had successful coaching stints with India 'A' and U-19 teams.
Rahul Dravid had successful coaching stints with India 'A' and U-19 teams.
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has approached legendary batsman Rahul Dravid for the high profile role of coaching the Indian team according to reports.

A report in Times of India confirmed that the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee, which comprises of former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman offered the role to Dravid after the contract of Team Director Ravi Shastri ended with the ICC World Twenty20.

Dravid was seen in mentoring role with the now-suspended Rajasthan Royals team in the previous Indian Premier League seasons and will be the mentor of the Delhi Daredevils in the upcoming season.

The former Indian captain also had stupendous success with the India ‘A’ team and also was the head coach of the Under-19 team in the recently concluded U-19 World Cup where India eventually lost to West Indies in the final.

The source further added that the contracts of assistant coach Sanjay Bangar, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar are likely to be extended.

Earlier, Australian legend Shane Warne too expressed his desire to coach the Indian team.

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