Rahul Dravid, the new head coach of Team India, wants Rohit Sharma to lead in shorter formats. When the veteran was asked about the next Indian white-ball captain, he took Rohit Sharma’s name followed by KL Rahul.
Virat will be stepping down as T20 captain post the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup and it seems his days as India’s skipper in one-day internationals are also numbered following Dravid’s statement.
In the BCCI statement, Dravid said: “It is an absolute honour to be appointed as the new Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team and I am really looking forward to this role. Under (outgoing head coach) Mr (Ravi) Shastri, the team has done very well, and I hope to work with the team to take this forward. Having worked closely with most of the boys either at NCA, U19 and India A set-up, I know they have the passion and desire to improve every day. There are some marquee multi-team events in the next two years, and I look forward to working with the players and the support staff to achieve our potential.”
BCCI secretary Jay Shah welcomed Dravid. “With two World Cups scheduled to take place in the next two years, it is important to have a seamless transition, and the former India captain is the right man for the job. Having provided the much-needed direction to NCA and overseen the progression of the boys at India U-19 and India A level, we believe this is also a natural progression for him as a coach. I have no doubt that under him, the Indian team will dominate in all formats.”