IND vs SA LIVE: Shoaib Akhtar says Rahul Dravid has a big task ahead after India loses Test & ODI series- check out –Former Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar believes Indian cricket finds itself at a crossroads after the end of Virat Kohli’s captaincy era, leaving a big task ahead for Rahul Dravid who will have to prove that he is not an “overrated” coach.
Weeks after he was sacked as ODI captain, Kohli took everyone by surprise after he quit the captaincy from the longest format following a 1-2 series defeat against South Africa.
“I don’t know what (BCCI president) Sourav Ganguly and other people think. But Indian cricket is definitely at the pinnacle point (crossroads),” Akhtar told PTI on the sidelines of Legends League Cricket T20 tournament here.
Under stand-in captain KL Rahul, India also lost the ODI series in South Africa as the new coaching management under Rahul Dravid suffered their first defeat on their maiden overseas tour.
“No, Indian cricket is not going down. You have to take control of the situation. Rahul Dravid has a big job on his hands.
“I hope people don’t say that he’s an overrated coach. He has to prove that, and obviously he has big shoes to fill in the place of Ravi Shastri. He has a big task ahead, let’s see how he performs.”
India had won the first Test but lost the next two as a win in the Rainbow Nation remained elusive for India.
Kohli was appointed Test skipper in 2014 taking over the reins from MS Dhoni and ended as India’s most successful captain.
The 33-year-old decided to give up T20 captaincy before he was removed as ODI skipper, creating a rift between him and the BCCI’s top brass.
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