For the first time in the history of Indian cricket, two different teams will be playing at two different parts of the world simultaneously. Captain Virat Kohli’s alongside deputy Ajinkya lead the team against England.
The match will include as many as 5 Tests between India and England. Skipper Shikhar Dhawan alongside his deputy Bhuvneshwar Kumar will lead India against Sri Lanka. The limited-overs series will take place on Sri Lankan soil. Notably, Rahul Dravid has been appointed as coach for the Sri Lanka tour due to Ravi Shastri completing duties in England tour.
Rahul Dravid is amongst India’s greatest batsmen of all time. So far his run as a coach has been an immensely successful one. While being the coach of India-19 and India A, he has groomed many youngsters who went to establish themselves in the highest level of cricket.
Many people believe that Rahul Dravid should have been the Indian head coach ahead of Shastri in the first place. Meanwhile, Dravid’s appointment as coach of the senior team might be an indication for the future believes Reetinder Singh Sodhi. Ravi Shastri’s current contract with BCCI will end after the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
Ravi Shastri has done a great job as coach: Reetinder Singh Sodhi
Connecting the dots, Sodhi thinks that Rahul Dravid is clearly next in the line to become Indian Head coach. Sodhi opines that Dravid will soon replace the current Head coach Shastri after the marquee event.
“First of all, we have to acknowledge that Ravi Shastri has done a great job as a coach. And yes, his contract is coming to an end. But let’s think about it a temporary arrangement and that too Rahul Dravid?” Reetinder Singh Sodhi told India News Sports.
“I think it’s virtually impossible. If he is going to Sri Lanka as the head coach, somewhere it’s a clear indication that he is in line. If there’s anyone that can replace Ravi Shastri as a coach, that person in Rahul Dravid,” he added.
Ravi Shastri has been India’s head coach since 2017 and under him, India has reached many heights. His run as a coach has been an impressive one. Under India has reached the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup and the final of WTC, losing both the games against New Zealand.
So it would be quite interesting to watch out for if his contract gets renewed or Reetinder Singh Sodhi’s predictions will go right.