IPL Coach Sends Message To BCCI As Board Begins Search For Rahul Dravid’s Replacement

May15,2024


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With the tenure of Team India head coach Rahul Dravid set to end after the 2024 T20 World Cup, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has already released the advertisement for the new coach. Although Dravid is also eligible to reapply for the role, BCCI secretary Jay Shah has also confirmed that the board is open to appointing a foreign coach as well. Justin Langer, one of the finest overseas coaches in the game, who has also guided the Australian team in the past, has played his role deftly.

Speaking to The Times of India, Langer confirmed that although he has not seriously thought about the role of India head coach, the job would indeed be 'extraordinary and attractive' for him.

“Well, I am curious. I have never thought about it. I have deep respect for any international coach because I understand the pressure, but coaching the Indian team would be an extraordinary role. I have seen as much “The talent I have seen in this country will be fascinating,” Langer said.

When the former Australia cricketer was asked about his mechanism for dealing with failures, he also delved into the mindset of a coach.

“I'm sure people think about the fear of failure. I lived with it until I was 28. And it's crippling, the fear of failure. It can motivate you, but living in a world of fear of failure is a It's a dangerous world. I remember seeing Steve Waugh going through a series of setbacks and then he got out just before stumps. I had my collar up, my hat down and my sunglasses on. I sat down next to him and said, 'How are you feeling, Captain?' He says, 'That's a lot of nonsense.' So, even great people have doubts and insecurities, that's what being human is, right?” He replied.

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