Rahul Dravid keeps door open for coaching India in future

Former India skipper Rahul Dravid, who has being tipped by batting great Sunil Gavaskar as an ideal candidate to coach Team India, says there wouldn't be any changes to the current support staff with the 2015 World Cup less than a year away.

updated: March 14, 2014 20:52 IST
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Mumbai: Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar wants Rahul Dravid to take up the highly challenging job of India coach but The Wall is not ready as yet to assume the mantle from under-fire incumbent Duncan Fletcher because of "time constraints". (Read: Sunny and Jammy, an 'old love' affair)

"I am happy that he (Gavaskar) said I am capable of doing the job. But the job requires a lot of time, almost 11 months a year. I have just retired and at the moment because of time constraints, I have to decline (the suggestion)," said Dravid at a promotional event here on Friday. (Read: BCCI snubs Sunil Gavaskar, says won't sack Duncan Fletcher)

"For me, Duncan Fletcher would get 1.5 in a scale of 10 as far as his success is concerned. I believe a younger guy should be appointed as the coach of the Indian team," Gavaskar had told NDTV on Monday, March 10. (After Gavaskar, more flak for Fletcher ahead of T20 World Cup)

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