5 Big names who didn’t apply for the coach’s post of the Indian team
Published - Jun 17, 2016 5:48 am | Updated - Jun 17, 2016 7:50 am
The race for the position of the head coach of the Indian team has been on for quite a while now and has been the hot topic ever since BCCI invited applications from former cricketers. The initial list of 57 applicants has been trimmed down to 21 with foreigners such as Stephen Fleming, Dan Vettori and Indians such as Sandeep Patil, Anil Kumble and Ravi Shastri emerging as favourites. Today we look at 5 former cricketers who haven’t applied for the lucrative post but can give the applicants a run for their money on any given day.
1. Rahul Dravid:
Dravid’s name has been thrown around for the head coach ever since he took up coaching for India A and the Under-19 team. A veteran of 164 Tests, Dravid’s record as coach of both the teams is very impressive, to say the least. One of the game’s most respected gentlemen, Dravid has received backing from big names like Sunil Gavaskar, Ricky Ponting, Shane Watson and many others. According to MS Dhoni, the head coach should understand the Indian culture and the upbringing of players along with their values and the Wall, who always stayed away from controversy, definitely fits the mould. His combination with Virat Kohli would be like fire and ice. Keep an eye on this guy for an outside entry till the last moment.