Will Rahul Dravid Replace Shastri as Head Coach, Aakash Chopra Answers

Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra

Former India batsman Aakash Chopra talked about the possibility of Rahul Dravid taking over as head coach from Ravi Shastri. Chopra maintained that he doesn’t think Dravid is going to put his name on the list.

Aakash Chopra on Next Indian Head Coach

Former India opener Aakash Chopra feels that Dravid can certainly take the charge but there is one competition. “I don’t think Rahul Dravid is going to put his name on the list. There can be just one competition if Rahul says he wants to be India’s coach. If he wants, then it will be a strong fight.

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid

But if Dravid doesn’t put his name, whoever puts his name on that list, he will not be able to stand in front of Ravi Shastri, that is what I believe but then we shall find out,” said Chopra as quoted by HT.

“I don’t think there is going to be any change. I feel Ravi Shastri will continue. Just because there is a process, applications will be invited, there will be some recce. I don’t see a change in the offing, to be very honest,” he added.

“There is another T20 World Cup within a year of this T20 World Cup and there is a 50-50 World Cup a year after that. You have reached the World Test Championship final and the team is doing alright, then why change.”

Meanwhile, former India fast bowler and bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad has revealed through a tweet that Deepak Chahar was once rejected by coach Greg Chappell, when the youngster was trying to get into the Rajasthan Cricket Association and signaled that overseas coaches cannot be taken seriously.

“Deepak Chahar Was rejected by Greg Chappell at RCA for his height and told to look at a different occupation. And he single-handedly won a match with not even his primary skills. Moral of the story – Believe in yourself and don’t take overseas coaches too seriously,” Prasad tweeted.

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