Ever since the BCCI announced that Team India will travel to Sri Lanka to play three ODIs and as many T20Is in June, multiple reports have confirmed that the board will send Rahul Dravid as the head coach for the white-ball series against the Lankan Lions.
Not only that, but Team India will also line up with a second-string squad against Sri Lanka as Virat Kohli and his men, along with head coach Ravi Shastri, will be in England for the World Test Championship Final, starting from June 18 against New Zealand.
Dravid, the head of NCA in Bengaluru, has also worked with India A, India U-19 team, and IPL franchises Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals. He is likely to be accompanied by Paras Mhambrey, who was the head coach of India U-19 in the junior World Cup last year.
Reacting to reports of Dravid coaching India, former Pakistan national selector and skipper, Inzamam-ul-Haq shared his take on the topic and said that it’s an ‘interesting and amazing idea’.
“I had mentioned Rahul Dravid earlier as well… how he started producing players from the Under-19 group, who have gone on to play for the Indian team on a regular basis,” he said on his YouTube channel, ‘The Match Winner‘.
“And even now I’m hearing that the team which is going to Sri Lanka, Rahul Dravid could be its coach, he could look after it. I think that’s an amazing, interesting idea,” Inzamam-ul-Haq added.