Jaffer said that players at the junior level need more coaching from a legend like Dravid and this will also improve India's bench strength.
Former India Test batsman Wasim Jaffer has said that former India captain and great batsman Rahul Dravid should not become the permanent coach of the Indian team. Jaffer feels Dravid is not needed at the top level of cricket. Wasim Jaffer was discussing this on his YouTube channel.
In a video posted on his YouTube channel, Jaffer explained the reason, saying, "I think he should not coach the national team. I think he should keep working with Indian U-19 and India A players in NCA. I believe that players who play international cricket for India are very prepared.
Jaffer said that players at the junior level need more coaching from a legend like Dravid and this will also improve India's bench strength. Jaffer said, “Rahul Dravid's guidance and advice is needed the most at the U-19 and India A level. For them, the path shown by Dravid is very important to reach the highest level. So I think he should stay in NCA for a long time so that our bench strength gets better.”
The responsibility of the head coach of the Indian team is currently on the shoulders of former all-rounder Ravi Shastri, who has been playing this role continuously since 2017. His tenure will end with the T20 World Cup this year.
In such a situation, there is speculation that Dravid can be selected as the next coach and that is why he has been sent with the team on the Sri Lanka tour.