Rohit Sharma congratulates Rahul Dravid on becoming the new Team India head coach

Rohit said the team is looking forward to working with Dravid.

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India’s white-ball vice-captain and opener Rohit Sharma has congratulated Rahul Dravid after the legendary cricketer was appointed the new head coach of the Indian men's cricket team on Wednesday (November 3).  

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday officially announced Dravid as India’s new head and wishes poured in for the former Indian captain. He will replace Ravi Shastri as India's head coach after the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

Dravid has been appointed for a period of two years till the World Cup 2023 to be held in India. His two-year stint begins from the upcoming home series against New Zealand, starting November 17.  

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After India’s 66-run win over Afghanistan on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021, Rohit congratulated Dravid and said the team is looking forward to working with the legend.

Rohit said during the post-match conference, “Congratulations to him for coming back, but in a different capacity, in the Indian team. We look forward to working with him. He is a stalwart of Indian cricket, and it will be nice working with him in the future.”

Noteworthy, Dravid traveled to Sri Lanka with the Indian cricket team earlier this year in July. He has also worked with the India A and India U-19 teams as a coach and the Director of the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

(With PTI Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 04 Nov, 2021

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