Under his teaching, India had gained the U-19 World Cup in 2018 in New Zealand after which took over because the chief of the National Cricket Academy (NCA). The former Indian captain Dravid detailed how he zeroed in on the profession as a coach.
“After I finished the playing career, there were quite a few options and I wasn’t necessarily sure what to do. It was Kapil Dev who gave me this advice actually when I was in coming to the end of my career,” Dravid informed former India opener and present girls’s staff coach WV Raman in his YouTube chat present ‘Inside Out’.
“I bumped into him somewhere and he said: ‘Rahul don’t commit to doing anything straightaway, go out and spend a few years just exploring and doing different things and see what you really like’. I thought it was good advice so I was also a little fortunate that at the back end of my career I was already in a sort of captain’s-coach kind of role with Rajasthan Royals,” stated Dravid.
Dravid additionally spoke in regards to the time when insecurity beseeched him after getting dropped from the ODI aspect within the late 90s.
“There have been phases in my international career (when I felt insecure). I was dropped from the ODI team in 1998. I had to fight my way back in, was away from the Indian team for a year. There were certain insecurities than about whether I’m a good enough one-day player or not because I always wanted to be a Test player, was coached to be a Test player, hit the ball on the ground, don’t hit the ball in the air, coaching like that. You sort of worry whether you had the skills to be able to do it (in an ODI),” Dravid stated.
Dravid additionally revealed a number of phases of insecurities whereas rising up as a cricketer.
“I’ve gone by many phases of insecurities. Growing up as a younger cricketer in India isn’t straightforward, there’s a variety of competitors and particularly within the instances I grew up there was solely the Ranji Trophy and the Indian staff, there was no IPL. Even the cash in Ranji Trophy was so poor that there was at all times that fixed problem. You’ve given up a profession in research, I used to be not dangerous in it, so I may’ve simply accomplished an MBA or one thing.
“I forego that for a profession in cricket and if the cricket did not work on the market was nothing a lot to fall again on. So, there was a stage of insecurity at that age. This form of helps me once I work together with cricketers of this era. I can perceive among the insecurities that they undergo,” Dravid stated.
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