Twitter reacts to Dravid's appointment as India head coach

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that Rahul Dravid will take over from Ravi Shastri as the new team India head coach.

Dravid with Shikhar Dhawan during the Sri Lanka series.   -  PTI

Former India captain Rahul Dravid was appointed as the new head coach of the men's senior team, taking over from Ravi Shastri.

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Dravid, who had coached the senior side in the ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka in July, will take over the coaching duties for the home series against New Zealand later this month.

Several former cricketers expressed their reaction to his appointment, as the side embarks on a new era.

Former West Indies pacer Ian Bishop tweeted, "Wishing Rahul Dravid all the best in his journey as India’s head coach."

Former international and Karnataka teammate Venkatest Prasad tweeted, "Congratulations Rahul Dravid for becoming the coach of Indian Men’s Cricket Team. Indian players will be hugely benefitted with his vast experience. Wishing him the very best to take Indian cricket to greater heights."

Another former teammate and a member of the famour 'fab four', VVS Laxman tweeted, "Absolutely the right man for the job! Rahul Dravid has been a great servant of Indian cricket. As he takes guard for a fresh innings as the head coach, i am sure he will take the team onward and upward. Best wishes to my partner in many an enjoyable stand!!"

Acclaimed cricket commentator and writer Harsha Bhogle tweeted, "Welcome#RahulDravid. The expectations are high but then they always were with you."

Dodda Ganesh, former Indian cricketer, tweeted, "Congrats Rahul on being appointed as the coach of the Indian team. #RahulDravid."

From the official twitter handle of the Lord's Cricket Ground, where Dravid made his Test debut in 1996, the tweet read, "Congratulations to Rahul Dravid on being appointed as the next India men's head coach. #CricketTwitter."


On his appointment, Dravid said, "It is an absolute honour to be appointed as the new Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team and I am really looking forward to this role. Under Shastri, the team has done very well, and I hope to work with the team to take this forward. 

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