Ricky Ponting reveals: He was offered to be the head coach of Team India


  • Ricky Ponting’s claim: The offer was made for the head coach of Team India
  • Ponting said he made the offer because he did not have enough time
  • Ricky Ponting expressed surprise that Rahul Dravid became the head coach

In the first T20 series against New Zealand, the Indian team was captained by Rohit Sharma and coached by Rahul Dravid. Rahul Dravid was appointed as the head coach of Team India after Ravi Shastri’s tenure ended. However, now former Australia captain and veteran cricketer Ricky Ponting has revealed that he was offered to be the head coach of Team India, but he turned it down. With this, Ricky Ponting said that he was annoyed with Rahul Dravid’s decision to become a coach.

Ponting was surprised when Dravid agreed to become the coach

Speaking on the grade cricketer podcast, Ricky Ponting said, “I am amazed that Dravid is doing so well. Many were saying that Dravid was very happy with the role of Under-19. I don’t know about his family, but he has small children in his family. And I’m annoyed that he decided to be a coach. But the people I have talked to say that they have chosen the right person. And they were also happy to persuade Dravid for the job.

Ponting claims to have been offered head coach

Ricky Ponting also revealed that he had been offered the position of head coach of Team India, but had turned down the offer. “During the IPL, I had some conversations with the head coach of Team India,” said Ricky Ponting. The people I talked to were looking for ways to convince me. The first thing I told them was, I can’t give them enough time. And that meant I couldn’t be a coach in the IPL.

Ponting is the coach of Delhi Capitals

The former Australian captain is currently the coach of the Indian Premier League team Delhi Capitals. And his team made it to the playoffs during the IPL 2021 season.


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