Former Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Delhi Daredevils (DD) coach Rahul Dravid have expressed their thoughts on how the Indian Premier League (IPL) teams do not use Indian coaches in the tournament.
"I think we have some very good coaches, a lot of good people. I am absolutely confident (in their ability). Just as we have many talents in the cricket department, we have many talents in the coaching department as well."
"We have to give them the confidence and time to thrive. I'm sure they will, sometimes it frustrates me when many of our boys don't have opportunities as assistant coaches in the IPL," he added.
"Honestly, there are so many Indian players in the IPL, there are so many local elements (among our coaches). I feel that many teams could really benefit from using many of our Indian coaches in the IPL."
"They know Indian players better, they understand them better, even as assistant coaches … there is a lot of talent and ability," Dravid claimed.
To make his argument stronger, the former Cricket India player gave the opportunity to his national cricket team and his domestic training.
He said, "The Indian cricket coaching staff is completely Indian and they are doing a fantastic job. It is not for me to decide on privileges and head coaches what to do, but I think they lose a trick because they do not involve more Indian coaches."
"Every IPL team has at least 17-18 Indian players. It is my personal opinion, but I would love to see many of our boys get the opportunity to be in and around this environment. Hopefully we can work with some teams to try to secure it, "Dravid said.