Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid will replace Ravi Shastri as the head coach of the Indian team after the T20 World Cup. He will stay in the post till the end of 2023 and under him, India will also play the 2023 edition of the 50-over World Cup. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli has given his first reactions after Dravid was appointed for the top role.
India captain Virat Kohli, who will be leading the side in his final assignment as T20I skipper at the T20 World Cup, was asked about the rumours, and he gave an interesting response.
Have No Idea On What’s Happening On The Coach Front: Virat Kohli After Rahul Dravid’s Appointment
“Look, I mean our goal is to win the World Cup. I have no idea regarding what is happening on the coach front, we have not had any detailed discussions with anyone. But winning the T20 World Cup is our goal like any other team. But I think what we have been able to create over the last 5-6 years is beyond titles and beyond tournaments,” said Kohli during Captain’s Call organised by ICC ahead of the ultimate T20 showdown.
“We have created a culture which I think will last for a long time where people want to be the best they can be when they enter the team, the fittest they can be. That culture we have driven with utmost passion and honesty which we hope will continue to be the case in the years to come. Winning an ICC title will definitely be a wonderful moment for all of us, it will be an amazing achievement. We are motivated to do so, we will give it our everything,” Kohli further said.
Dravid’s first assignment as Team India coach will be India’s home series against New Zealand which will start three days after the T20 World Cup ends. His contract will run till the end of the 50-over World Cup in 2023. His contract is reportedly worth Rs 10 crores.