New Delhi: Rahul Dravid, director of the National Cricket Academy, said that when he was the coach of India’s under-19 and A-level teams, he had ensured that every player on tour was given a chance to play a match but this was not the case in his time. Dravid is credited with nurturing India’s young talent. He will now be the coach of India’s limited-overs team, which will tour Sri Lanka next month. The team will be led by Shikhar Dhawan.
Dwivedi will no longer go with the India A and Under-19 teams, but at the outset he said that every player on the tour would definitely get a chance to play a match.
“I have already told him that even if you come with me on a team tour, you will not leave without playing a match,” Rahul Dravid told a cricket site. Junior I felt when I was playing at the junior level. It felt so bad for the team to go on tour and not get a chance to play a match.
“If you perform well and you score 700-800 runs, you go with the team and don’t get a chance to show your worth there,” he said. You then score 800 again in the next season to grab the selectors’ attention. This is not easy to do. And there is no guarantee that you will get a chance.