IND vs NZ: Rahul Dravid, Rohit Sharma during a media interaction.© Instagram
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar believes head coach Rahul Dravid and T20I captain Rohit Sharma will get along well because their “temperaments” are very similar. India and New Zealand will play each other in a three-match T20I series, which starts in Jaipur on Wednesday. This is the first assignment in charge for head coach Dravid and full-time T20I captain Rohit. “If you look at both of their temperaments, they are quite similar. Rohit is of a quiet nature just like Rahul Dravid. So I think their bond will be quite good because both of them will understand each other well,” Gavaskar said on the Star Sports show Follow The Blues.
“When he played before, we thought that until Rahul Dravid is at the post, the Indian bat is safe and strong. That’s why I believe the new responsibility of head coach falling on him, he will be able to to deal with in a similar way, ”he added.
Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir is “certain” that Dravid will become a very successful coach as he brings a lot of “assurance” with his arrival in the locker room.
“He was a very successful player, then he became a very successful captain and I’m sure he’s going to be a very successful coach too. With him in that locker room, I think he brings a lot of assurance, he played more than 100 Test matches, ”said Gambhir.
“He led the team, his work ethic was incredible, really hardworking. So, I think he brings a lot to the table,” he added.
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