“Rahul Dravid was picking cones and stumps in training session,” Sourav Ganguly awestruck by humility of India’s coach
Rahul Dravid recently oversaw his first test and T20I series as India's full time head coach
The BCCI president Sourav Ganguly revealed that the new Indian head coach Rahul Dravid is so humble that despite being the head coach of the team, he was picking cones and stumps to carry them back to the dressing room once the Indian team finished one of their training sessions in Kanpur.
Rahul Dravid, after a lot of insistence from BCCI, took over the job of the head coach of the Indian team recently and has made a winning start to his stint with a 3-0 and 1-0 scoreline in the T20I and Test series against New Zealand. But, his real challenge will be on the tour of South Africa.
Dravid will have to work with two separate captains on the South Africa tour and not only will have to ensure a good atmosphere in the Indian dressing room with a change in leadership, he will also have to oversee the fact that the Indian players get acclimatized to the South African conditions as early as possible.
Everyone around the Indian cricket circles is aware of the excellent cricketing knowledge Dravid possesses, which was one of the reasons why BCCI was interested in having him on board as the head coach of the national team, but what stands out with Dravid is his humility despite being a stalwart.
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Ganguly said, while speaking to News 18, that he was not in Kanpur himself when India was there for the first test match against New Zealand, but someone told him that Dravid was carrying cones and other training stuff, which you would expect the junior assistants to do for any other head coach.
The fact that Dravid had no qualms in doing what he would expect his junior coaches to do is exactly the quality that makes him a great head coach.
Ganguly insisted that Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma would get all the support they need to take the white ball teams forward and the same kind of support will be given to Virat Kohli as well, to take the test team forward.