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Adjusting Rahul Dravid? Or is he making a firm choice?

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Published on June 05, 2015 with No Comments

Dravid decided to stay away from the high profile committee that includes Sachin Tendulkar,VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly.Some possible reasons:

Team India coach: May be the Indian cricket board is more interested in making Dravid the coach of the team. He is certainly more than qualified for the job and would be apt replacement of out-going coach Duncan Fletcher. More than anything else, Dravid is a highly-respected figure and can guide Indian batsmen during away tours.

Conflict of interest: Dravid is a no nonsense person and has stayed away from controversies throughout his cricketing career – on and off the field. The former one down batsman, has been associated with Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals. He has been the mentor for RR for quite some time now. And he might not want to raise ‘conflict of interest’ issues by joining hands with the BCCI.

Ego clash with Ganguly: According to a media report published , a BCCI official mentioned that Dravid seemed uncomfortable working with Sourav. “It seems he (Dravid) isn’t comfortable working with Sourav. That’s why his name isn’t on the list (advisory committee),” the official quoted as saying in the report. It means to avoid any ego clashes with Ganguly, Dravid decided to stay away from the newly formed committee of the BCCI.

It appears that while the BCCI is still busy trying to chart out a roadmap for the newly-appointed three-member advisory committee, they already have one in place for India’s legendary No. 3 Rahul Dravid. Dravid, who took up a commentary role after retirement, is likely to be given a key responsibility with the under-16, under-19 and India ‘A’ teams. There is a likelihood of Dravid becoming a mentor to the under-19 team. The former cricketer is presently working with the IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals as mentor. Ajinkya Rahane and Stuart Binny , in their early years with the Royals, along with youngsters like Deep ak Hooda, Sanju Samson and Karun Nair, have all worked under Dravid.


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