Though Rahul Dravid refrained from making a commitment, he pointed out his stint with Rajasthan Royals in this year's IPL when he was the captain-cum-mentor of the side. PTI photo
Recently-retired Indian cricketer
Rahul Dravid on Sunday indicated that he is open to the idea
of coaching the Indian cricket team in future. "Who knows someday in the future," Dravid answered when
asked if he would be interested in taking up coaching
responsibility of the Indian team in future.
Though he refrained from making a commitment, Dravid
pointed out his stint with Rajasthan Royals in this year's IPL
when he was the captain-cum-mentor of the side.
"I don't know. Lot of things that I have not decided on. I don't have the level 1, 2, 3 certificates that people want
sometimes. "It was part of my role with Rajasthan Royals this year. It was little more than leadership, I was involved in the
tactical and coaching side of it... Enjoyed doing that," he
Dravid, a true gentleman of the game, revealed that he
has lost his cool on a couple of occasions in the course of
his glorious 16-year-international career.
"In the privacy of the dressing room, I have let myself
go, throwing a few bats. I don't get angry very often but
there have been times when I have been frustrated with myself,
maybe after playing a bad shot, after getting out, I have done
some damage to some equipments of mine. "Once or twice in the course of 20 years, I think you can
allow me that at least."
For someone who has played countless match-winning knocks
at the highest level, it is difficult to pinpoint one, and
Dravid rated his double century in the 2003 Adelaide Test
against Australia as one his best innings.
"In terms of control and just the way I have played
through the innings, I think it was one of the best
constructed innings. Also considering that Australia had
scored over 550 runs. But frankly speaking, it was a good
batting wicket," he told 'CNN-IBN'.