Rahul Dravid: Delhi Daredevils hire India U-19 coach as their mentor for IPL 2016

Dravid, 43, is presently the head coach for India Under-19 team which is competing at the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2016 in Bangladesh.

Updated: Feb 06, 2016, 17:50 PM IST
Rahul Dravid: Delhi Daredevils hire India U-19 coach as their mentor for IPL 2016

New Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils has reportedly announced batting legend Rahul Dravid as their mentor for the 2016 season.

According to a report in CricketCountry, the former India captain will coach the capital-based team in the ninth season of the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament, which starts on April 8.

Dravid, 43, is presently the head coach for India Under-19 team which is competing at the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2016 in Bangladesh.

His arrival in the Delhi camp -- which have continuously under-performed in the premier tournament -- is expected to lift the team's morale and help achieve the elusive success.

The former India captain is a hugely respected figure, and Daredevils have seemed to have done the right thing by roping the legend to guide the team.

Interestingly, Dravid was recently included in the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) Oversight Group to review its performance annually.

In an international career spanning 16 years between 1996 and 2012, Dravid played in 164 Tests and 344 ODIs for India. He scored 13,288 and 10,889 runs in the two formats respectively.

On a day of hectic cricket actions today, the Delhi-based franchise also continues to do brisk business buying the likes Pawan Negi, Samson Samson and Chris Morris. Negi was, in fact, bought for a whopping INR 8.50 crores.