LPL rights holder IPG terminates Dambulla Viikings and Colombo Kings ahead of season 2
26 June 2021
Former India player Reetinder Singh Sodhi has said that Rahul Dravid who has travelled with the Indian team to Sri Lanka for a bilateral white-ball tie can take up the head coach’s position once Ravi Shastri’s tenure comes to an end.
"First of all, we have to acknowledge that Ravi Shastri has done a great job as coach. And yes, his contract is coming to an end. But let's think about it… a temporary arrangement and that too Rahul Dravid? I think it's virtually impossible. If he is going to Sri Lanka as the head coach, somewhere it's a clear indication that he is in line," Sodhi said.
The former India captain who is now appointed as the head of the National Cricket Academy has made significant contributions as a coach while he was with the India ‘A’ and U-19 teams.
In fact, the India U-19 team lifted the World Cup in 2018 under the captaincy of Prithvi Shaw while ended as runners-up in 2016 under Ishan Kishan’s leadership. A number of players who were part of ‘A’ and U19 teams during his tenure have been playing for the national side for quite some time now.