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RR co-owner says Dravid will captain, coach, mentor side
By IPL Desk
Mumbai 10 March 2012
We may not get to see Rahul Dravid in the India blues anymore but we’ll still have a glimpse of the genius as he puts on the blue and gold jersey for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2012. Dravid will lead the side at the fifth edition of the tournament beginning April 4.
"Rahul Dravid will be the coach and the mentor as far as the team is concerned," Royals co-owner Raj Kundra was quoted as saying.
"He was my first choice when the board sat down and said, ‘Who do you want as captain?’ We had to make the decision. I had only one name and that was Rahul Dravid," Kundra added.
Dravid, who has taken over the mantle from the Australian spin wizard Shane Warne, served Indian cricket for 16 glorious years before calling it a day on March 9. He ended his international career as the second-highest run-getter and with the highest number of catches in Tests to his credit.
"He is someone the Indian players look up to and the international players respect. He is a role model. He is very calm and collected," Kundra said.
"This year we have given him a decent team as per his requirements. We have some great players. I hope he gives us the result we had in season one."
Dravid scored 343 runs in 12 matches in his first season with RR in 2011 and has a total of 1241 runs from 55 games in the IPL.
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has paid tribute to Rahul Dravid calling his Rajasthan Royals captain the “nicest guy” he has known. The acknowledgement came on the occasion of Dravid’s retirement from international cricket after a much-decorated career that lasted 16 years.
Dravid became part of the Royals in the last season of the IPL. He has now taken over the reins of the team from the retired Shane Warne.
"I've been very lucky to have a really good association with Rahul. He's probably the nicest guy – no, he is the nicest guy – that I've met in cricket. He's a phenomenal man,” Watson said. The Australian all-rounder hailed Dravid for his commitment to cricket, saying the parting No. 3 batsman would leave a void in the Indian Test side.
“He loves the game with so much passion, it's in his blood and in his heart. He is certainly going to be sorely missed by the Indian public and the cricket-loving public as well," Watson told an Australian daily.
"I suppose I'm lucky that he's my captain for Rajasthan [Royals] so I'll continue to talk cricket as much as I possibly can because I do love talking to him. He's got a lot of knowledge to be able to give.”
Dravid has called time on his Test career with 13,288 runs, 36 tons and 210 catches in 164 matches to his credit.