Former Indian cricket team's captain, Rahul Dravid is set to take over as the national team's head coach after the T20 World Cup in UAE. He has reportedly agreed to the BCCI's offer after initial reluctance.
The batting legend who had previously rejected the coaching offer multiple times found himself once again in the room with BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, secretary Jay Shah and treasurer Arun Dhumal who had put back the offer on the table.
Dravid was reluctant at first as he has many responsibilities on the family front and believes that there is still a lot to be done on the domestic level. Nevertheless, the BCCI insisted him and finally managed to convince him to take up the role. The meeting was held on October 15.
Currently, Dravid is the head of the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
While the former batsman has not given any official reply, reports suggest that he will consider the position and is likely to respond before the weekend is over. If he accepts the offer, Dravid is likely to draw a salary of Rs 10 crore.
The current Indian coaching staff, including head coach, Ravi Shastri will finish their tenure after the upcoming T20 World Cup.
On the other hand, Vikram Rathour is likely to continue as the batting coach, former pacer and Dravid's deputy at the NCA, Para Mhambrey will take over as the bowling coach.
Earlier, the names of Ricky Ponting, Anil Kumble and VVS Laxman were in the running for the role of head coach.