As confusion continues to surround India’s coach-search, here is a left-field solution for Team India “coach”.
What do we know?
- Rahul Dravid is in the last few years of his tenure as Team India player.
- He is a deep thinker and a student of the game.
- He is also perhaps a bit unsuer of his team-role after his captaincy relinquishment — and that reflected in his uncharacterestically lackadaisical ODI batting in the series against Australia.
- The Team India players respect him as a thorough gentleman.
Why not appoint him as “player coach” and even a “coach in waiting” with Venkatesh Prasad (bowling coach) and Robin Singh (fielding coach) as his assistants?
Why him? And why not any of the others in the Big 3 of Big 4 or Big 5 as player-coach?
A couple of reasons spring to mind (although I need to think this through some more).
But before I develop this further, any comments/views on this left-field idea?