Rahul Dravid ‘readily agrees’ to consult Team India for England tour

After retiring from international cricket, this will be Dravid's first association with national team in any capacity.

By: Express News Service | Updated: June 29, 2014 12:48 pm
In 2011, where India suffered a humiliating series defeat, Rahul Dravid was the lone bright spot with an impressive outing (Source: AP) In 2011, where India suffered a humiliating series defeat, Rahul Dravid was the lone bright spot with an impressive outing (Source: AP)

Former India skipper Rahul Dravid has been appointed as a consultant to the team for the long tour of England, where India will play five Test matches. The star batsman is expected to join the team by Monday.

Dravid was approached on coach Duncan Fletcher’s request, on behalf of the team, and the legendary batsman readily agreed.

“It was the coach (Duncan Fletcher) who approached us on behalf of the team and said it would be good to have Rahul with his vast experience spend some time with the boys ahead of the series,” BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel told ESPNcricinfo. “We immediately requested Rahul and he readily agreed.”

After retiring from international cricket in 2012, this will be Dravid’s first association with the national team in any capacity.

Video of the day

For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App

    Live Cricket Scores & Results
    Pro Kabaddi League 2017 - Points Table
    No.
    Team
    P
    W
    L
    D
    Pts

    Pro Kabaddi League 2017 - Schedule
    Oct 20, 201720:00 IST
    Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune
    37
    Zone B - Match 131
    FT
    37
    Match Tied
    Oct 20, 201721:00 IST
    Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune
    19
    Live - 2nd Half
    3'
    17
    Zone A - Match 132
    Oct 23, 201720:00 IST
    DOME@NSCI SVP Stadium, Mumbai
    VS
    Super Playoffs - Eliminator 1