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“This Will Be My Last Tournament” – Rahul Dravid On Continuing As India Head Coach

“This Will Be My Last Tournament” – Rahul Dravid On Continuing As India Head Coach

Indian cricket team coach Rahul Dravid has officially confirmed that the 2024 T20 World Cup will be his final assignment with the national team. Dravid, who has served as head coach since 2021, announced he will not be reapplying for the position.

The BCCI has already advertised for the role, with the new coach set to start on July 1, following the conclusion of the World Cup on June 29. Dravid made these remarks ahead of India’s first match against Ireland at the T20 World Cup 2024.

When asked about India’s opening combination, Dravid mentioned, “We have Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal. Virat Kohli can also open; he did so in the IPL, so all options are on the table.”

Speaking to reporters before India’s World Cup opener against Ireland, Dravid expressed that he has enjoyed every moment of his coaching tenure.

When asked if this tournament held more significance since it is his last one in charge, he replied, “Every tournament is important. Every game I’ve coached for India has been very important to me. So, for me, this is no different just because it’s my last one as coach.”

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The former India captain assumed leadership of the team in November 2021, following that year’s T20 World Cup.

“I love doing the job. I’ve really enjoyed coaching India and I think it’s a truly special job to do. I enjoyed working with this team and it’s a great bunch of boys to work with but yeah but just considering you know unfortunately just the kind of schedules and where I find myself in the stage in my life I don’t think I’ll be able to reapply,” he said.

“Yes, this will be my last tournament, but honestly, it feels no different for me,” he emphasized. “Since the first day I took the job, I’ve always felt that every game is important and that won’t change.”

India aims to secure a long-awaited ICC trophy and give the coach a perfect farewell.

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