Well, well the Indian batting great and MR. Cool, Rahul Dravid is one of the most contented cricketer who is well off but he has given consent to mentor Rajasthan Royals for another IPL season,  Raghu Iyer The CEO of the team said on Wednesday. “He continues being a mentor for another season. He has got various other commitments but I am glad he has decided to help us for another year,”

It is noteworthy that Dravid, who has played for the Royals before retiring in 2013, was appointed mentor for the 2014 IPL edition. Imposing high faith on the capabilities and motivation of Rahul Dravid, Iyer expressed hope that Dravid’s presence will provide a big push for the team in IPL-8, scheduled for April 8-May 24. He elaborated “It is outstanding to have him. Strategically he is a tremendous help and the junior cricketers in the squad get to learn so much from him. Overall it is a big boost that he has decided to stay. He personifies what Royals are all about.”

Recently, Rajasthan Royals have released their batsman Unmukt Chand to Mumbai Indians in first of the three IPL trading windows that ends on December 12. Iyer said that the team will not make an addition to the 24-member squad in the first trading window. Justifying the move to release Unmukt Chand, he said “We actually have enough players to choose from. Probably we will think about some players closer to the IPL. As far as Unmukt is concerned, Mumbai Indians wanted him and we let him go. He was not getting the right opportunities with us and he is too good a player to be sitting on the bench. It would have been unfair to hold on to him. Overall our existing resources are fantastic. We have a great team. We just need a few tweaks here and there and those changes we will we make before the tournament.”

Commenting on the outcome of verdict of The Supreme Court on the IPL spot-fixing case which is expected on November 10, that is two seasons after some Rajasthan Royals players including S Sreesanth were arrested on charges of spot-fixing during the 2013 edition, Iyer who is hoping for a just verdict said “The committee has done what they were directed to do by the Supreme Court and now have to wait see what the verdict is. After the unfortunate episode, the cricketers have far more amount of education on the subject. They are more aware of the dire consequences but you can never say that it won’t happen again.”


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