After the intense 2023 World Cup, Dravid is now relishing some much-needed quality time with his family. Team India’s head coach, Rahul Dravid, along with his wife, Vijeta, was seen at a Cooch Behar Trophy match between Karnataka and Uttarakhand at the SNRW ground on Friday. The couple was watching their son, Samit, showcase his skills while representing Karnataka.
After the intense 2023 World Cup, Dravid is now relishing some much-needed quality time with his family. In the interim, VVS Laxman has taken charge as the head coach for the ongoing home T20I series against Australia, ensuring a seamless transition in leadership.
Samit gained significant attention when he delivered a match-winning performance, scoring an impressive 150 runs in a Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) BTR Under-14 tournament back in 2018. His exceptional skills on the field led to his selection to represent Karnataka in the prestigious 2023 Vinoo Mankad Trophy. It is worth mentioning that Samit is not the only talented cricketer in his family. Anvay, the younger son of the legendary Rahul Dravid, is also a skilled cricketer and currently leads the U14 cricket team of Karnataka. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently extended Rahul Dravid’s contract as the head coach of the Indian team. Dravid, a 50-year-old cricket legend, took on the role in 2021 following India’s disappointing exit from the T20 World Cup that year. Despite his tenure lasting over two years, India’s drought of major trophies since 2014 continued under his leadership.
During Dravid’s tenure, India faced setbacks such as losing the semi-final of the T20 World Cup in 2022, as well as the finals of the 2023 World Test Championship and ODI World Cup. However, the management was impressed by India’s consistent performances across all three formats, which propelled them to the top of the rankings in each format.
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