BCCI must rush Rahul Dravid to Australia to help the team: Dilip Vengsarkar

BCCI must rush Rahul Dravid to Australia to help the team: Dilip Vengsarkar

Vengsarkar felt BCCI should make better use of Rahul Dravid.

Dilip Vengsarkar
Dilip Vengsarkar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Team India collapsed dramatically on the third day of the Adelaide Day-night Test to concede a 1-0 lead against Australia in the four-match series. A lot is being about the visitors’ batting technique after succumbing to their lowest total ever in Tests. India’s former BCCI Chief Selector Dilip Vengsarkar has now come up with a suggestion stating that Rahul Dravid should be soon sent to Australia to help the batsmen.

Dravid is currently the head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA). According to Vengsarkar, his presence will boost the confidence of the team as he can help them work on their frailties during the series. Most of the Indian batsmen got out behind the wickets as Tim Paine took as many as five catches in the second innings.

“BCCI must rush Dravid to Australia to help the team. No one can guide the batsmen better on how to play the moving ball in those conditions. His presence will be a huge boost to the Indian team in the nets. In any case, the NCA has been shut due to Covid for the past nine months, leaving him with little to do,” Vengsarkar told the Times of India.

Rahul Dravid can be utilised in a better way

Dilip Vengsarkar also reckoned that the BCCI should make use of a player of a stature of Rahul Dravid in a better way. He felt that even after serving the mandatory 14-day quarantine period, the former India cricketer can help the Indian batters for the third Test in Sydney.

“The Board can make a better use of Dravid by utilising his services to help the national team, which will be without skipper Virat Kohli from now (last three Tests). Even if he has to serve a mandatory two-week quarantine period, he should be available for helping the Indian team at the nets before the third Test in Sydney, which will begin from January 7,” Vengsarkar further added.

Meanwhile, team India will be keen on making a comeback in the Boxing Day Test. Notably, the team had retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in the same Test on the previous tour and they will take confidence from that achievement.