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Ponting says he was approached by BCCI for India coach’s job before Dravid took it up

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has revealed that he was approached by the BCCI to educate India earlier than Rahul Dravid was chosen for the coveted job.

Ponting, a batting legend and probably the most profitable captains ever, stated time dedication stopped him from taking on the India teaching job and an identical function for Australian staff.

“I had a few 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 solution to make it work,” Ponting advised ‘The Grade Cricketer’ podcast.

“… first up, I can’t quit that point, meaning I can’t coach within the IPL,” Ponting stated of his conversations in regards to the India coach job.

Ponting additionally stated that due to the identical causes, he wouldn’t be capable of take up Australia teaching job.

“Time is the one factor that’s stopping me (from taking the job), to be sincere. I’d love to educate the Australian staff, however what I’ve finished with my enjoying profession was being away from household as a lot.

“I’ve a younger household now, a seven-year-old boy, and to surrender 300 days a 12 months shouldn’t be what I’d do. That’s the place the IPL works so effectively for me.”

Ponting stated he was shocked that Dravid took up the place, the truth that he has a younger household.

“There was plenty of chat about how pleased he (Dravid) was (with) his academy (NCA) function. I’m not positive about his household life. I feel he has acquired younger children.

“Anyway, so I’m shocked that he took it. The those who I spoke to have been positive they acquired the fitting individual, so that they have been in all probability in a position to get Dravid to do it.”

Ponting additionally confirmed that he’ll proceed to be with Delhi Capitals subsequent IPL although he has not but formally prolonged his contract with the membership.

“A few of the younger gamers I’ve had the prospect to work with are distinctive and actually good individuals,” he stated.

“That’s what I would like to have the ability to do — the Prithvi Shaws, the Shreyas Iyers, the Avesh Khans, these guys, we had them within the system for three-four years which have actually changed into exceptionally good IPL gamers, and a few of them have additionally changed into worldwide gamers.”

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