Legendary batsman Rahul Dravid is currently in Sri Lanka as the stand-in coach of Team India for the upcoming limited-overs series against the hosts, starting from July 13 in Colombo.
With regular head coach Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli-led side are in England for the five-match Test series against Joe Root & Co., Dravid was given the responsibility to guide the Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian team in the island nation.
Many fans and experts of the game see Dravid as the successor of Shastri – whose coaching tenure will come to an end after the T20 World Cup in the UAE.
However, former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer feels that the 48-year-old should not take the role of India’s head coach permanently.
Explaining the reason behind his statement, Jaffer said that players at the international level are already “finished products” but India can utilize Dravid’s brilliant mentorship skills at the National Cricket Academy, where he works with several young talents.
“He is a coach of this Indian team on the Sri Lanka tour. I’m sure those youngsters will benefit a lot. But one shouldn’t push him to become the coach of the national team,” the 43-year-old said in his latest YouTube video.
“I feel that he needs to work with these India u-19 players and India A players at the NCA. I think the international players who play in the Indian team are already finished product,” he added.