The Board of Control for Cricket in India has appointed the maverick batsmen Rahul Dravid as the new India U-19 and India – A Coach recently. Kevin Pietersen from England took it to social media to praise the BCCI for its decision.
Pietersen who is out of England team said that it was a great decision by the BCCI. He added that the amount of experience that Dravid has in the game of cricket will help the youngster in the country aspiring to be great cricketers. He added that they can learn a lot from him and that it will help them mature faster and give India a strong back up.
The BCCI earlier appointed Sachin, Laxman and Ganguly in an advisory committee for the BCCI. However, Dravid missed out on this reunion but was not left out. The BCCI, however, appointed Dravid for the coaching role so as to give a chance for youngsters to learn from him and speed up the learning process.
Pietersen tweeted on social media site praising the decisions of the BCCI. He felt that the players who are with him in the dressing room will feel honored and lucky to be alongside a great like Dravid. He also praised Dravid for his temperament and said that the loads of runs he has scored all around the world will make him a great coach. He added that Dravid was a tough competitor and that it was a brilliant decision by the BCCI.
Pietersen who missed out on a place in the England squad even after scoring consistently in the domestic circuit was now offered a different role in the team. Andrew Strauss the Director of England Cricket has given Pieterson the role of an advisor which he has not yet accepted.