Dravid appointment as India ‘A’, U-19 coach brilliant: Pietersen

Mumbai, (IANS) England batsman Kevin Pietersen on Sunday lauded Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) decision to appoint batting legend Rahul Dravid as coach of India ‘A’ and Under-19 teams.

“BCCI appoint Rahul Dravid as U19 & A team coach! Absolutely brilliant! Imagine how those players will feel in a room & training with him!” Pietersen tweeted on Sunday.

The 42-year-old former Indian captain has been a part of the Rajasthan Royals setup in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as their mentor.

Dravid had amassed 13,288 runs from 164 Tests and 10,889 runs from 344 One-Day Internationals.

“Rahul Dravid – temperament king, in touch with the modern day game, scored runs all over the world & a v tough competitor! Well done, BCCI!” Pietersen said.

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