IPL 2016 Update: Rahul Dravid may mentor Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2016
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Rahul Dravid, the former India captain, could be taking up the charge as the coach or a mentor’s cap in the upcoming Indian Premier League season. The legendary batsman, who was associated with the suspended Rajasthan Royals franchise till last year, is in discussions with Delhi Daredevils, who have let go the services of Gary Kirsten this year.
According to sources, talks between Daredevils and Dravid have reached an advanced phase. “Dravid is eager to take up the role of a mentor; however he’s hesitant to be a full-time coach. He desires to spend more time with his family as well,” a source close to the development revealed this to the media, adding the sole point of contention from Dravid’s end is the amount of time he will have the ability to grant to the franchise.
It did concede that Dravid was an option while Daredevils direction didn’t desire to dedicate in his name. Judgment is likely to be taken in a fortnight. “Things are in a speculative phase. We have a few other names going around as well. Dravid is unquestionably one of them. At this point, it’s hard as the owners of the team are not in the state to perpetrate.
Rahul Dravid may mentor Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2016
There is a theory going around that Dravid as well as the heart of former Rajasthan Royals management helped Daredevils put together a revamped team this year.
There are only three players in Khaleel Ahmed, Rishabh Pant, and Mahipal Lomror from the India U-19 team which played in the World Cup in Bangladesh. Khaleel was apparently hand-picked by Zaheer Khan, who doubles up as player and bowling coach at Daredevils. “Zaheer has identified Khaleel as one with potential and he can be worked on during his stay with the franchise. Pant was being followed for six months since he played the U 19 adversary tournament,” the DD official revealed.
Under Dravid’s captaincy, Royals made it to the final four of IPL twice. He also led the team in 2013 to the final of the Champions League T20.