Dravid indicates hesitancy on coaching India

"I think this thing takes time. You never really know when you are ready, there is no specific time that says now you are ready or not. I think it's all about experience, it's about learning something," said Dravid.

Rahul Dravid indicated that he isn't ready to coach India yet.   -  R. Ragu

Rahul Dravid may be a popular choice for the India job but is he ready to step up from being the India Under-19 coach? The former India captain apparently isn't too keen on moving on just yet.

Speaking at a media gathering here on Wednesday, Dravid suggested he was neither prepared nor keen to coach India. “Everything that comes back to you has to be weighed in with a lot of consideration. It is not just about whether you want to do it or not but also the time that is involved in doing a lot of these things. What does it entail? What does it require? Anything that you want to do, you would want to ensure you are 100 percent focussed on it.

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“I am not so much worried about the result, which may come or not, but what is important is can you devote the time and energy and that level of commitment to the job? Whatever decisions I make at this stage of life has to consider whether I have the bandwidth to do all of it,” he said, when asked whether he was ready to handle a side with big stars now after his successes in the IPL and the junior level.

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Is he ready? “I think this thing takes time. You never really know when you are ready, there is no specific time that says now you are ready or not. I think it's all about experience, it's about learning something. You have to do to know it. And everyday you do it and you learn. It's just like cricket. If I want to become a really good cricketer I recognise the time, sacrifice, devotion, whatever is required to get it done,” he added.

However, asked pointedly about taking up the offer, he simply smiled away.