Rahul Dravid could be appointed as LSG mentor: The final match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 between India and Australia was played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and Team India had to face defeat in this match. Under the leadership of coach Rahul Dravid, Team India performed brilliantly in the league stage of the World Cup, but the team could not win the final match. With the end of India's ODI World Cup 2023 campaign, Rahul Dravid's tenure as coach also ended. At the same time, all eyes are now on whether Rahul Dravid continues to be the coach of Team India or not. However, in the meantime, some information has also been revealed about Rahul Dravid. In the past, it was claimed in media reports that Rahul and an IPL franchise are in talks for a two-year contract as coach. At the same time, complete information has come out in this case.
Dainik Jagran has claimed in its report that Rahul Dravid is in talks with the Lucknow franchise. Whether Rahul Dravid will serve a team in the IPL or not depends on whether the BCCI is able to convince him to continue as coach. If Rahul Dravid extends his tenure with the BCCI, he will not be able to serve in the IPL. It is believed that Rahul Dravid does not want to be associated with the Indian team. In the press conference held after Team India's defeat in the World Cup final, Rahul Dravid was asked a question about continuing as coach, to which Rahul Dravid did not give any clear answer.
Lucknow Super Giants had already changed their head coach during the off-season. The franchise had appointed former Australia player and coach Justin Langer in place of Andy Flower. At the same time, before the IPL 2023 auction, Gautam Gambhir has left the franchise and he has gone back to Kolkata Knight Riders. In such a situation, Lucknow is looking for a mentor. Apart from this, Rajasthan Royals also want to take the services of Rahul Dravid. Rahul has played for Rajasthan as a player.
On the other hand, if Rahul Dravid refuses to become the coach of the Indian team, then NCA chief VVS Laxman will be the main contender for the post of head coach. Team India, led by VVS Laxman, is currently playing a series of five T20 Internationals against Australia. Apart from this, Laxman has served Team India as the head coach in the absence of Rahul Dravid on many occasions before.
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