Sunil Gavaskar wants the BCCI to appoint Rishabh Pant as a new captain in the game's longest format.

Former India player and one of the greatest batter of his time, Sunil Gavaskar, has welcomed Rahul Dravid’s decision to apply for the post of Team India’s head coach. Ravi Shastri is not seeking an extension after the ICC T20 World Cup and Dravid looks all set to get the job considering his association with Indian cricket at several levels.

Gavaskar feels no one else needs to any for the post after Dravid’s application. “Without a doubt. I don’t think anyone else even needs to apply anymore. The way he has handled the Under-19 team, given them direction, the manner in which he has worked at the NCA, it just shows his capability… not only inside the ground but out of it as well. He is good at administrative duties too; he has that capability. And that is why I think him applying for the post is just a formality,” Gavaskar told Sports Tak.

Former India all-rounder Madan Lal agreed with the legendary batter.

“Like Sunny bhai mentioned, he already has led India A and Under-19 teams to so many tours and recently even coached the national team in Sri Lanka, so when you start coaching from a junior level, you know the players that have come through the ranks,” Lal told Sports Tak.

“This is the best thing that has happened. He has graduated from the bottom and there can’t be a better candidate. He has a calm demeanour and has several qualities that will help the Indian team go even higher.”

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