India to get pep talk from Rahul Dravid ahead of first Test

M S Dhoni and coach Duncan Fletcher had approached the BCCI to have Dravid for a few interactive sessions.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: June 30, 2014 6:06 pm

Former captain Rahul Dravid will have a few sessions with the Indian batsmen ahead of their first Test against England starting at Nottingham on July 9, although he has not been appointed in any capacity, BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said on Sunday.

Sources said skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coach Duncan Fletcher had approached the BCCI to have Dravid for a few interactive sessions with the young batsmen and the batting legend readily agreed to it.

“Let me clarify at the outset that Rahul Dravid has not been appointed batting consultant or in any other capacity.
Since he is a legend and has enjoyed stupendous success in England, the team management wanted the boys to interact with him before the first Test,” Patel said.

“Subsequently MS and Duncan requested me to find out whether Rahul could spare some time with the boys ahead of 1st Test at Nottingham. I spoke to Rahul and he was gracious enough to agree. We want him to share his vast experience. He has had so much success in England that no one can tell the current lot better about technique and temperament than Rahul,” he added.

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