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Stunned Dravid took up India head coach’s job: Ponting | Cricket Information

NEW DELHI: Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has mentioned he’s shocked that Rahul Dravid took the top coach’s place of the Indian crew taking a look at how he has a younger household at dwelling.
Dravid’s teaching stint bought off to a very good begin on Wednesday as Group India defeated New Zealand by 5 wickets within the first T20I of the three-match collection.

“Really, I am shocked that Dravid has taken it up as properly. There was a number of chat about how comfortable he was within the Beneath-19 function he had. I am unsure about his household life however I am positive he has bought younger youngsters. So I am shocked that he took it however as I mentioned, the individuals I spoke to had been positive they bought the fitting individual in order that they had been in all probability capable of get Dravid to do it,” Ponting mentioned on the Grade Cricketers Podcast.

Ponting additionally revealed that he was approached with the Group India head coach provide, however he needed to flip it down.
“I had a few conversations with some individuals in the course of the IPL about it (the top coach place). The individuals I spoke to had been fairly hell-bent to discover a method to make it work. The very first thing I mentioned was that I can not give that a lot time, meaning I can not coach within the IPL,” he added.
The previous Australian skipper is at the moment the top coach of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals. His crew had made it to the playoffs of the IPL 2021 season.

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