"We persuaded him to undertake this role": Sourav Ganguly about Rahul Dravid's selection as India's head coach

“We persuaded him to undertake this role”: Sourav Ganguly about Rahul Dravid’s selection as India’s head coach. It is established that Rahul Dravid would remain India’s head coach, however it is unclear how long this role will last. 

As he left the Delhi selection committee/review meeting for the ODI World Cup, Dravid himself stated that he had not yet signed the extension paperwork and will not be able to remark on its duration. But based on a number of stories, it seems like Dravid will be around till the T20 World Cup in 2019.

Six months remain until the T20 World Cup, thus the BCCI opted to offer all of the support workers extensions rather than disrupt the status quo. It makes sense. Ultimately, Dravid and his team were largely responsible for India’s outstanding performance at the ODI World Cup.

With an emphasis on Tests, Mohammed Shami is not expected to be selected for India’s ODI and T20I selections. 

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For the board, persuading Dravid to take over as head coach of the senior team is nothing new. Dravid was persuaded to take over as head coach after Ravi Shastri chose not to during Sourav Ganguly’s time as BCCI president.

“That they have trust in Dravid is not surprising. We persuaded him to take on this role while I served as the Board President. And I’m overjoyed to learn that his term has been extended,” Ganguly said in response to reports from Kolkata yesterday.

“Considering how they performed, they were perhaps the greatest team in the competition even if they didn’t win. That means he has another seven months to prepare for the West Indies World Cup. “Hopefully, he will be a champion at that point instead of a runner-up,” he remarked.

“They are, at the very least, qualifying for the championship game and winning it. With any hope, they’ll be able to cross the bridge eventually. No rocket science exists. India had a fantastic opportunity at 47/3 against Australia; one wicket would have changed the game.”

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