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Cricket News : Win now but have to keep one eye to the future' says new India coach Dravid

Former captain and Test great Rahul Dravid, who has taken over as the new coach of India, said his immedate tasks would be to guide the Indian cricket team to "win now but also have one eye to the future".

Dravid's statement was a clear reference to India's disappointing performance in the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup where the team were eliminated in the group stage itself - losing to arch rivals Pakistan and also to New Zealand.

Dravid is taking over from Ravi Shastri who helped the team enjoy tremendous success in the Test format in the recent years.

Dravid also highlighted his priority will be to take a considerate approach with players that reflects the current challenging times. He enjoyed great success as the India u-19 coach and have been known to play a significant role in the promotion of many youngsters who have recently played for India.

The former India captain also spoke about the challenge of playing New Zealand in the upcoming series as well as the journey of the new T20 captain Rohit Sharma, who had made his international debut when Dravid was the captain back in 2007.

India and New Zealand play three T20 internationals, with the first match to be held in Jaipur on Wednesday. The T20 games will be followed by two Test matches.


  • Released : 16-Nov-2021


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