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Gambhir lauds Dravid

Published : 10 Jul 2024 09:49 PM

Newly appointed Indian cricket team coach Gautam Gambhir gave Rahul Dravid a special mention after BCCI confirmed the appointment on Tuesday.

Gautam Gambhir's appointment marked a new chapter in Indian cricket. Wearing a different hat in his next innings for Team India, Gambhir is honoured to be back at the national camp. The two-time World Cup winner officially replaced Rahul Dravid as the head coach of the reigning T20 World Champions on Tuesday. In his coaching swansong, Gambhir's predecessor, Dravid, ended India's long wait for an ICC title in the Caribbean.

The Dravid-coached Indian side became the first men's team to win a T20 World Cup without dropping a single game in the ICC event. Succeeding The Wall as India's head coach, Gambhir reserved special praise for Dravid following his impressive run. Dravid guided Team India to three ICC finals. Under Dravid's watch, Team India also lifted the Asia Cup trophy last year.

“It is an absolute honour to serve my tricolour, my people, my country. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Rahul Dravid and his team of support staff for their exemplary run with the team. I am honoured and excited to take on the role of Head Coach for Team India,” Gambhir said after BCCI confirmed the appointment of the former India opener.