Ricky Ponting
Ponting added that he was surprised to see Rahul Dravid take up the job as he has a young family to take care of.

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has revealed that he had reached out to certain people during the IPL to know about the post of Team India’s head coach. The head coach of the Delhi Capitals further revealed that the people he spoke to wanted him to become the next head coach of the Men in Blue, but after considering the offer and the demands attached to it, he decided to let it go.

“I had a couple of conversations with some people during the IPL about it (the head coach gig). The people I spoke to were pretty hell bent to find a way to make it work. The first thing I said was that I can’t give that much time, that means I can’t coach in the IPL,” Ponting said on The Grade Cricketer podcast. “I would have to give up the 7 stuff (Channel 7) in summer. It just can’t work. But it’s nice to have people think that you can do these big jobs. But there’s a lot more than comes with it other than just yes or no.”

Ponting added that he was surprised to see Rahul Dravid take up the job as he has a young family to take care of.

“Actually, I’m surprised that Dravid has taken it up as well. There was a lot of chat about how happy he was in his Under-19 role he had. I’m not sure about his family life but I’m sure he has got young kids. So I’m surprised that he took it but as I said, the people I spoke to were sure they got the right person so they were probably able to get Dravid to do it,” added Ponting.

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