Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid has been appointed as head of Cricket of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
His designation states that the 'Wall of Indian Cricket' will oversee all cricket related activities at NCA and will be involved in mentoring, coaching, training and motivating players, coaches and support staff at the NCA.
At the same time, the 46-year-old will also work closely with the Indian Men’s and Women’s Head Coaches and Cricket Coaches for India Developmental teams – including India A, India Under 19, India Under 23 teams, in the identification of key training and development goals.
Just like his fans, even the cricketing fraternity was extremely happy after hearing about his appointment. They came forward to congratulate 'The Wall' on social media.
The 'Voice of Indian Cricket' Harsha Bhogle took to Twitter and wrote that it was the best news of the day that Rahul Dravid was appointed as the Head of Cricket at the NCA. Bhogle also praised Dravid by saying that when the level just below the national team is high, the national team is automatically good.
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Even the veteran Indian middle-order batsman Suresh Raina came forward to hail the former Indian captain.
Raina first congratulated Dravid and wished him success. He also wrote that 'A strong foundation & a solid wall make a firm structure & who could do it better than “the wall”himself!' The CSK batsman also added that he could foresee many positive outcomes.
Dravid's task will also include keeping an eye on the progress against these goals for the developmental teams and provide necessary inputs on the same to the Senior Men’s and Women’s Head Coaches.