Rahul Dravid will bring his own work ethic with him, says Gavaskar

Gavaskar said in India’s remaining two T20 World Cup matches, Dravid can assess a few things for outlining his future plans

Updated - November 04, 2021 03:51 pm IST

Published - November 04, 2021 03:40 pm IST - New Delhi

File photo of newly-appointed India head coach Rahul Dravid.

File photo of newly-appointed India head coach Rahul Dravid.

The legendary Sunil Gavaskar feels Indian cricket will go ahead under new coach Rahul Dravid , who will bring not only vast experience to the team but also the work ethic he embodied in his playing days.

The BCCI announced the appointment of former captain Dravid as the head coach of the national team on Wednesday. He will replace Ravi Shastri, who formed a successful partnership with skipper Virat Kohli .

"Indian cricket should be going ahead and ahead. He will bring his vast experience, the work ethic that he embodied when he played the game, the deep thinking about tactics and so on," Gavaskar told a TV channel.

With a commanding 66-run win over Afghanistan , the Indian team has kept its slim chances of making the T20 World Cup semifinals alive.

Gavaskar said in the remaining two matches, Dravid can assess a few things for outlining his future plans.

India are set to take on Scotland (Friday) and Namibia (Monday) in their last two matches. Their qualification will depend on winning these matches as well as results of contests between other teams. "You need to have some instinctiveness during matches but you also need to be able to plan and I think this and the win over Afghanistan is probably the best news Indian cricket has had over the last one week or so," said Gavaskar.

"After this tournament is over, you've got to have a new coach and the earlier he is appointed, the better it is because he will also get time to plan.

"There are still two more matches that India have to play. Right now it is time for Dravid to take stock of the situation after watching the matches and he will then decide what is best for Indian cricket," added the respected analyst.

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