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Rahul Dravid’s session with U-23 boys at NCA

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Rahul Dravid; image credit: India Today

Mumbai: The former India captain Rahul Dravid had a session with the U-23 India boys at the Bangalore’s National Cricket Academy on Tuesday. The session hovered on what is takes for a sportsman to make it to the next level.

According to information reaching here, the regime was the main aspect of Dravid’s advice to the aspiring Indian cricketers. He has apparently stressed on the consistency part which would take them to the next stage.

“Hard work and consistency” were the two things that the 43-year-old former skipper took up with the boys during a lecture session. Dravid has been given the charge of India A team by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and that has fetched great results for India in the recent times.

It may be recalled that BCCI had taken a massive initiative to make the NCA a centre of excellence and since then the board has been upgrading the facilities and made arrangements for expert interactions too. Dravid’s visit to NCA is thought to be part BCCI initiatives.

It has been noted that Dravid’s performance with the colts has impressed one and all, more importantly the men who matter. The news that the former India player getting Rs 2.62 crore as remuneration for coaching India A made headlines a few days ago.

Meanwhile, the contest to become India Head Coach was a three-way one among Ravi Shastri, Sandeep Patil and Anil Kumble, but suddenly Dravid’s name is also doing the rounds in the corridors of power. However, both Dravid and Kumble haven’t applied for the post following advertisement that mentioned June 10 as the deadline for receiving applications.