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BIG Bucks calling! Rahul Dravid likely to return in IPL

BIG Bucks calling! Rahul Dravid likely to return in IPL

While there were some reports that head coach Rahul Dravid will extend his contract with team India, news has come in that the former captain is not so keen to extend his contract. Dravid’s contract came to an end after the World Cup. It ended in a heartbreak for the team as it could not […]

While there were some reports that head coach Rahul Dravid will extend his contract with team India, news has come in that the former captain is not so keen to extend his contract. Dravid’s contract came to an end after the World Cup. It ended in a heartbreak for the team as it could not yet again cross the last hurdle. After that loss, Dravid is keen to part ways with national team and is looking forward to being associated with an IPL franchise instead.

If reports in TOI, are to be believed, Dravid is also in contact with one of the IPL teams for a big two-year contract.

“He’s in talks with an IPL team for a big two-year contract,” the source revealed.

The reason Dravid is not keen to extend his contract with Team India is that he does not want to travel too much. The 50-year-old is keen to spend as much as time possible with his family. The former India captain is okay to either take the NCA head role or the role of coach of IPL. Since NCA is located in Bengaluru, Dravid is fine with that role as it allows him to be with his family without compromising much.

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“Dravid has communicated to the BCCI that he isn’t keen to continue as a full-time coach. For close to 20 years, he has traveled with the Indian team as a player, and for the past couple of years, he again went through the same grind, which he doesn’t want to undergo. He’s fine with a role at the NCA as the head there (a role he previously served in), which will allow him to stay back in his hometown Bengaluru. Like earlier, he’s fine with coaching the team sporadically, but not again as a full-time coach,” the source said.

Also with IPL being played for only two months, Rahul Dravid can plan to get involved in his son’s cricket training session.

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Which IPL team is vying to rope Rahul Dravid?

As of now, there is no official word on which teams are vying for Rahul Dravid to be associated with them.

Among the 10 franchises, Delhi Capitals, is currently without a head coach since Ricky Ponting announced his decision to quit as head coach. According to reports, Rajasthan Royals are also looking for someone to replace Kumar Sangakkara.

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