Ponting says he was approached by BCCI for India coach’s job before Dravid took it up | Cricket News

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MELBOURNE: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has revealed that he was approached by the BCCI to educate India earlier than Rahul Dravid was chosen for the coveted job.
Ponting, a batting legend and some of the profitable captains ever, mentioned time dedication stopped him from taking on the India teaching job and an identical function for Australian staff.
“I had a few conversations with some folks in the course of the IPL about it (the India head coach’s place). The those that I spoke to have been fairly hell-bent on discovering a technique to make it work,” Ponting informed ‘The Grade Cricketer’ podcast.
“… first up, I can not surrender that point, meaning I can not coach within the IPL,” Ponting mentioned of his conversations concerning the India coach job.
Ponting additionally mentioned that due to the identical causes, he wouldn’t have the ability to take up Australia teaching job.
“Time is the one factor that is stopping me (from taking the job), to be sincere. I might love to educate the Australian staff, however what I’ve accomplished with my taking part in profession was being away from household as a lot.
“I’ve a younger household now, a seven-year-old boy, and to surrender 300 days a yr will not be what I might do. That is the place the IPL works so nicely for me.”
Ponting mentioned he was shocked that Dravid took up the place, taking a look at the truth that he has a younger household.
“There was a variety of chat about how joyful he (Dravid) was (with) his academy (NCA) function … I’m not certain about his household life … I believe he has acquired younger children.
“Anyway, so I’m shocked that he took it. The those that I spoke to have been certain they acquired the fitting individual, in order that they have been most likely capable of get Dravid to do it.”
Ponting additionally confirmed that he’ll proceed to be with Delhi Capitals subsequent IPL although he has not but formally prolonged his contract with the membership.
“Among the younger gamers I’ve had the prospect to work with are distinctive and actually good folks,” he mentioned.
“That is what I need to have the ability to do — the Prithvi Shaws, the Shreyas Iyers, the Avesh Khans, these guys, we had them within the system for three-four years which have actually became exceptionally good IPL gamers, and a few of them have additionally became worldwide gamers.”

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