Rahul Dravid has been dictating India A and Under-19 teams’ success for more than the past three years now, and while one would imagine him focusing solely on cricket, the former cricketer is about more than that.
With more and more youngsters pursuing cricket, their success-rate being marginal and drop-out rate being high as ever, Rahul Dravid wants Indian cricket management and the National Cricket Association (NCA) to help the kids think about an alternative career option as well.
The COO of NCA, Tufan Ghosh, said, “Most of the cricketers these days are so engrossed in playing the game that they don’t look at any other aspect of life. It has been observed a lot of these young players quit cricket by 21. Then it’s a struggle for them to lead a stable life. We are looking at life coaching, internships with companies and training in other vocational courses and then facilitating jobs for the youngsters.”
“Dravid and the other coaches here had pointed out the need to start such a process.”