Facing the prospect of leading India’s charge in two ICC events in two years as the team’s new head coach, former captain Rahul Dravid said he was hoping to carry forward the good work done by Ravi Shastri has done in his time.

On Wednesday night, during India’s match against Afghanistan at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, the Board of Control of Cricket in India confirmed the appointment that was all but already sealed.

The 47-year-old Dravid, one of the greatest to have played for India, was the only choice for BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah, who had called him in Dubai and convinced him to apply for the position, reported PTI.

“It is an absolute honour to be appointed as the new Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team and I am really looking forward to this role,” Dravid said as per a statement from the board.

“Under Shastri, the team has done very well, and I hope to work with the team to take this forward. Having worked closely with most of the boys either at NCA, U19 and India A setup, I know they have the passion and desire to improve every day.

“There are some marquee multi-team events…

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