Ricky Ponting has said he is surprised that Rahul Dravid took over the post as head coach of India.© AFP
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has said he is surprised Rahul Dravid took over as head coach of the Indian team and looks at how he has a young family at home. Dravid’s coaching stoppage got off to a good start on Wednesday when Team India defeated New Zealand by five wickets in the first T20I in the triathlon series. “In fact, I’m surprised Dravid has taken it up too. There was a lot of talk about how happy he was in the U-19 role he had. I’m not sure about his family life, but I’m sure he is. have had young children.So I’m surprised he took it, but like I said, the people I talked to were sure they were getting the right person, so they were probably able to get Dravid to do it, “Ponting said at Grade. Cricketers podcast.
Ponting also revealed that he was contacted by Team India’s head coach offer, but he had to turn it down.
“I had a couple of conversations with some people under the IPL about it (the head coach position). The people I talked to were pretty crazy about finding a way to make it work. The first thing I said was that I can not give up. so much time, that means I can not train in the IPL, “he added.
The former Australian captain is currently the head coach of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals. His team had reached the playoffs of the IPL 2021 season.
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