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A BCCI offer to coach India’s national cricket team was reportedly rejected by Australia legend Ricky Ponting.

In advance of the Twenty20 World Cup, Indian cricket supporters are eagerly awaiting the announcement of Ravi Shastri’s successor as their team’s head coach. Reports, on the other hand, say that Rahul Dravid, the former captain of India’s Test team, will succeed Sunil Shastri.

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The Indian Cricket Board of Control (BCCI) is anticipated to divulge the player’s identity, with Rahul Dravid the front-runner. BCCI did approach him, but he wasn’t the only one. According to prior media reports, Anil Kumble and VVS Laxman were also on the list.

Many people are interested in hearing about the rumour that BCCI reached out to Australian legend Ricky Ponting. A storey in The Times of India verified that Ponting was on the list of possible candidates, but he turned it down for reasons that have not been revealed yet.

Ponting’s coaching career is best known for his time with the Delhi Capitals of the Indian Premier League (IPL) (DC). Because of his leadership as a coach, DC has seen success in the lucrative cricket league in recent years.

However, as the chairman of the National Cricket Academy, Dravid is credited with ensuring that India has a consistent supply of fresh talent. For the last six years, he has been in charge of the national ‘A’ and U-19 teams. Between 1996 and 2012, he represented India in 164 Tests and 344 One-Day Internationals.

Former India captain Rahul Dravid, who currently runs the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, met with BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Board Secretary Jay Shah during the just completed IPL in Dubai for an in-depth discussion.

As far as the T20 World Cup is concerned, India will begin their campaign against arch-rival Pakistan on October 24 in Dubai, according to the schedule released by the International Cricket Council. However, because of the COVID-19 issue in India, the competition was moved to the UAE and Oman instead of India.

Axar Patel has been moved to the standby list and Shardul Thakur has been added to the 15-man roster in his place. India has made some last-minute changes to its team ahead of the event.


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