Former Chief Selector of India team, Dilip Vengsarkar suggests BCCI to send Rahul Dravid to Australia after team India’s batting collapse against Australia in first test.
Team India was all-out for just 36 runs in second innings of first test match between India and Australia. India lost the match by eight Wickets.
Now after that nightmare collapse, former cheif selector of team India has some suggestion for BCCI.
Vengsarkar suggested that as National Cricket Academy (NCA) has been shut down for past nine months due to Coronavirus, it will be Rahul Dravid who can help team India now in this situation.
“The BCCI must rush Dravid to Australia to help the team. No one can guide the batsmen better on how to play the moving ball in those conditions. His presence will be a huge boost to the Indian team in the nets. In any case, the NCA has been shut due to Covid for the past nine months, leaving him with little to do,” Vengsarkar was quoted as saying by The Times Of India.
Also now after the first test, team India will be left without Virat Kohli as he’s going to become father soon.
Plus Rohit Sharma is also on 14-day quarantine period and Mohammad Shami has also been ruled out of the test series due to injury in right-arm.
So the remaining test series is going to be very difficult for team India and that’s why former cheif selector of team India has suggested BCCI to rush Rahul Dravid to Australia to help team India.
“The Board can make a better use of Dravid by utilising his services to help the national team, which will be without skipper Virat Kohli from now (last three Tests). Even if he has to serve a mandatory two-week quarantine period, he should be available for helping the Indian team at the nets before the third Test in Sydney, which will begin from January 7,” Vengsarkar said.
“It is time that Dravid is asked to be involved with the Indian team more,” Vengsarkar concluded.