‘T20 World Cup is around the corner and you don’t want to…’: Gautam Gambhir’s take on Rahul Dravid continuing as India head coach | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: As the BCCI on Wednesday extended the contract of head coach Rahul Dravid and his support staff, former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir congratulated the batting great and hoped the team continued to dominate and play good cricket.
Dravid’s contract was extended as the board wanted to maintain continuity, following the senior side’s stupendous performance in the ODI World Cup where it won 10 games in a row before losing the final.
However, the board did not mention on how long Dravid’s new tenure would be in its press release.
“It’s a good thing because the T20 World Cup is around the corner. It’s what 7 months away. You don’t want to change the entire support staff and it is good that Rahul has accepted it. Hopefully, we can continue to dominate and play good cricket, what India has done for a quite a long period of time,” Gambhir told ANI.
Earlier, secretary Jay Shah said that Dravid will have ‘full backing’ of the board, moving forward in his endeavour to win the ICC Trophy, which is missing from the cabinet for the last decade.
“Having won 10 consecutive games before the final, our World Cup campaign was nothing short of extraordinary, and the head coach (Dravid) deserves appreciation for setting up the right platform for the team to flourish. The head coach has our full backing, and we will provide him with all the support needed for sustained success at the international level,” the BCCI secretary said in a statement.
(With inputs from PTI)

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