Srinagar: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has reacted to Rahul Dravid being continued as Team India coach.
BCCI on Wednesday announced that Rahul Dravid has accepted BCCI’s offer to extend his tenure as the head coach of the Indian men’s team.
Following the announcement, former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir gave his verdict on BCCI’s call to stay with Dravid as their coaching option.
Speaking to ANI on Wednesday, Gambhir backed BCCI’s decision to stick with Dravid especially with the T20 World Cup just seven months away.
“It’s a good thing because the T20 World Cup is around the corner and you don’t want to change the entire support staff, and it is good that Rahul has accepted it. Hopefully, we can continue to dominate and play good cricket,” Gambhir said.
Dravid’s first assignment in his second stint as a head coach will be the tour of South Africa which will comprise of three T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests, all starting from December 10 onwards. This will be followed by a five-match Test series against England at home.