Ricky Ponting also said he was surprised that Rahul Dravid took up the position, looking at the fact that he has a young family.
India, captained by Rohit Sharma, lead the series 1-0 after winning in Jaipur. Watch on Friday the IND vs NZ second T20 international in Ranchi live.
For head coach Rahul Dravid and India T20 skipper Rohit Sharma, there couldn't be a better start than a series win against New Zealand. India lead 1-0.
Rahul Dravid replaced Ravi Shastri as the head coach of India. Dravid began his tenure with a win over New Zealand in the first of the three-match T20I series.
India's chase was set up by Rohit Sharma, who made his full-time captaincy debut, and Suryakumar Yadav, who came in at number three in place of the rested Virat Kohli.
According to Sourav Ganguly, Laxman gave up his IPL mentorship contract with SRH, lucrative commentary deals and others assignments.
Suryakumar Yadav (62) and Rohit Sharma (48) hit sensational knocks as India chased down New Zealand's 164/6 with two balls to spare. India take 1-0 series lead.
Rahul Dravid, who succeeded Ravi Shastri as India's head coach made it clear that the think tank is not looking at different teams for different formats yet.
Rohit Sharma will lead India as full-time T20 captain for the first time against New Zealand in Jaipur on Wednesday in the first of three-match series.
Venkatesh Iyer, who plays as an all-rounder for Madhya Pradesh and Kolkata Knight Riders, feels he has been selected in the Indian cricket team purely on the basis of his performances.
India opener Mayank Agarwal has been picked in the Indian team for the two-match Test series against New Zealand starting in Kanpur from November 25.
India and New Zealand will play a three-match T20 international series starting on November 17. Full schedule of IND vs NZ series and live streaming details here.
Rahul Dravid-era in Indian cricket begins with the New Zealand series, which starts with the first of three T20 Internationals on Wednesday in Jaipur.
As part of his job, VVS Laxman will also oversee preparations of the India U-19 and 'A' teams which are pathways to the senior level.
There will also be an election of two new governing council members but it is understood that in the end it could be a unanimous decision.
The Ravi Shastri-Virat Kohli duo along with bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar were part of a set-up that won two Test series in Australia.
Ravi Shastri was initially appointed the team India director in 2014 till the 2015 World Cup. He was appointed India head coach on July 13, 2017.
Virat Kohli also revealed that it was the right time for him to relinquish T20 captaincy so as to better manage his workload.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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