I got a call from his son: Ganguly's hilarious joke about appointing Rahul Dravid as the Indian coach!

Indian men cricket team has got a huge pillar to frame the road ahead as former Indian captain Rahul Dravid, who was fondly known as 'Wall of Cricket', is the new coach for the Indian team and he is all set to take the baton from the upcoming India-New Zealand series. Dravid brings in a rich batting and coaching experience and his induction will give a crucial push to the team in retaining the victorious path. 

Ravi Shastri's tenure has come to an end by the just-concluded T20 World Cup 2021 and Dravid was on the card to replace him. While Kohli has given up his T20 captaincy, Dravid's foremost duty is to build a full-time captain as he had taken role, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has shared a hilarious joke about how Dravid was appointed as the Team India Head coach. 

Ganguly hilariously said that he got a call from Dravid's son who said to take his father away from him. While speaking at the 40th Sharjah International Book Fair, Ganguly said, "I got a call from him (Dravid's son) saying his father was being too strict with him and that he needed to be taken away. That's when I called Rahul and told him that it was time for him to join the national team." 

The BCCI President said that it was easy for him to welcome Dravid as they had played together for the Indian team. Ganguly said, "We grew up together, started around the same time, and spent most of the time playing together. So, it was easy for some of us to make him feel welcome and wanted." According to reports, Dravid, who is an ICC Hall of Famer, will be serving as the Head Coach for India for the next two years and his contract will be renewed if the team performs well under his coachmanship. 

Rahul Dravid has taken charge of the team and has joined Team India in Jaipur, where the Rohit Sharma-led Indian team will be playing the T20 series against New Zealand on November 17. India will be playing three T20s and two Test matches against the Blackcaps after which the Men in Blue will be touring South Africa for a complete package of series. Prior to his appointment as the Team India coach, Dravid worked at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) as its head and he has now been replaced by VVS Laxman.