Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has backed Rahul Dravid to take Team India to new heights. Giving his vote to one of the legends of the game, Shastri said Dravid is the most suitable candidate as he has done the hard yards before agreeing to coach the national team.
“No better person than him to take the team forward. I was made India’s coach by mistake. I was in the commentary box, and I was asked to go there, and I played my role. But Dravid is a guy who has come through the proper channel and done the hard yards. He has coached U-19 and India A teams, and I think he will enjoy working with the senior team once players start responding to his style,” said Shastri.
Under the tenure of Shastri, India won two Test series in Australia and did well in other countries across formats. Despite not having won any World Cups, Shastri’s stint was successful.
Shastri said he was not bothered by what was said about him in the media.
“The last thing I was worried about was media. If the boys perform, the media will praise them. If you fail, they will smash you,” he said.