‘If Rahul Dravid needs an extension, give him. Or else…’: Gautam Gambhir’s blunt assertion on subsequent India coach


How lengthy Rahul Dravid will proceed to be India’s head coach or not stays unsure. While the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had said that it has decided to extend Dravid’s contract submit the 2023 World Cup, the previous India captain himself told reporters that nothing had been signed officially yet.

The BCCI mentioned that it had determined handy Rahul Dravid an extension.

Dravid’s long-time India teammate and the National Cricket Academy’s (NCA) head of cricket VVS Laxman is teaching the staff of their ongoing five-match T20I sequence towards Australia. There was hypothesis about whether or not Laxman can be made head coach on a everlasting foundation earlier than the BCCI’s assertion about Dravid. Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has mentioned that no matter who holds the place sooner or later, it must be an Indian.

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Speaking on Sportskeeda with Pakistan tempo legend Wasim Akram, Gambhir mentioned that it ought to all the time be an Indian or a Pakistani on the helm of groups representing the 2 nations. “Countries like India and Pakistan should be coached by an Indian or a Pakistani. When I had said people asked, but we won the World Cup under Gary Kirsten,” mentioned Gambhir.

“But the emotion that a Rahul Dravid has for that blue or white t-shirt, no foreign coach can ever have. Same for a Pakistani for that green or white shirt. We have such a rich history, we don’t need to be looking outside. We are not a nation that started cricket just 10 or 15 years ago. We have had players who won us World Cups.

“Emotions are very important in sports. Commercial and financial angles are important but more important than that in sport is the emotional angle, that they remember that they had shed their blood, sweat and tears while they used to wear that jersey. If Rahul Dravid wants an extension, give him. Or else an Indian only should be India’s head coach.”

Wasim said that he agreed with Gambhir and was happy to see that every member of India’s coaching staff during the 2023 World Cup was from the country and the team did as well as they did in that tournament. India reached the final by dominating every team they faced but ended up losing to Australia by six wickets. “The manner they performed the World Cup reveals that our coaches are at least any overseas coach,” said Gambhir. He said that while Indian coaches may lack the presentation skills of a foreign coach, they are connected to the reality in the grassroots level. “We know how to work at the ground level, how to work hard on the field. We know how to teach the players the right emotion,” said Gambhir.

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