The fifth Test between India and England is currently underway in Birmingham, and former head coach Ravi Shastri has supported Rahul Dravid to be successful in his position. He claimed that during Dravid's leadership, India may achieve greater heights.
India has now dominated every foreign country in Tests, with the exception of South Africa, under Shastri's leadership, making them one of the best touring teams in the world. Under his leadership, India began to play an aggressive brand of cricket, particularly in the longest format of the game, which transformed the culture in the dressing room. The Indian pace attack, which possessed one of the most feared fast bowling groups in cricket, thrived greatly under his leadership.
“No better person to take over after me than Rahul. I got the job by mistake. I was in the commentary box and I was asked to go there and I did my bit. But Rahul is a guy who has come through the system and done the hard yards. He’s been coach of the U-19 team and then he has taken over the Indian team and I think he will enjoy it, once the team starts responding to what he says,” Shastri said to India Today.