Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Ending all the speculation, Rahul Dravid has accepted BCCI’s offer to extend his tenure as the head coach of the Indian men’s team.

Though the BCCI did not mention the duration of his stint, it is expected that Dravid will continue till the end of the 2024 T20 World Cup in June.

Responding to BCCI’s decision, former India opener Gautam Gambhir gave his verdict on BCCI’s call to stay with Dravid as their coaching option.

The former southpaw backed BCCI’s decision to stick with Dravid especially with the T20 World Cup just seven months away.

“It’s a good thing because the T20 World Cup is around the corner and you don’t want to change the entire support staff, and it is good that Rahul has accepted it. Hopefully, we can continue to dominate and play good cricket,” said Gambhir during an interview.

Notably, during Dravid’s tenure Team India attained the No.1 ranking across all formats. However, the Men in Blue failed to have their hands on an ICC trophy. They reached the finals of World Test Championship and the ODI World Cup, while incurring a semifinal exit in the 2022 T20 World Cup.