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

MELBOURNE: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has revealed that he was approached by the BCCI to teach India before Rahul Dravid was chosen for the coveted job.
Ponting, a batting legend and one of essentially the most profitable captains ever, stated time dedication stopped him from taking up the India teaching job and an identical position for Australian group.
“I had a pair of conversations with some individuals in the course of the IPL about it (the India head coach’s place). The those who I spoke to have been fairly hell-bent on discovering a option to make it work,” Ponting informed ‘The Grade Cricketer’ podcast.
“… first up, I can’t give up that time, that means I can’t coach in the IPL,” Ponting stated of his conversations in regards to the India coach job.
Ponting additionally stated that as a result of of the identical causes, he wouldn’t be capable of take up Australia teaching job.
“Time is the only thing that’s stopping me (from taking the job), to be honest. I’d love to coach the Australian team, but what I have done with my playing career was being away from family as much.
“I’ve a younger household now, a seven-12 months-outdated boy, and to present up 300 days a 12 months isn’t what I’d do. That’s the place the IPL works so effectively for me.”
Ponting said he was surprised that Dravid took up the position, looking at the fact that he has a young family.
“There was quite a bit of chat about how glad he (Dravid) was (with) his academy (NCA) position … I’m not positive about his household life … I believe he has acquired younger youngsters.
“Anyway, so I am surprised that he took it. The people that I spoke to were sure they got the right person, so they were probably able to get Dravid to do it.”
Ponting additionally confirmed that he will proceed to be with Delhi Capitals subsequent IPL although he has not but formally prolonged his contract with the membership.
“Some of the young players I have had the chance to work with are exceptional and really good people,” he stated.
“That’s what I want to be able to do — the Prithvi Shaws, the Shreyas Iyers, the Avesh Khans, these guys, we had them in the system for three-four years that have really turned into exceptionally good IPL players, and some of them have also turned into international players.”

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