“I think I will….”AB de Villiers Opens Up About India’s Coaching

The search for a new head coach for the men’s national team has been more intense, according to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The T20 World Cup in 2024 will mark the end of Rahul Dravid’s contract, and a number of players, including Ricky Ponting, Justin Langer, Stephen Fleming, and even Andy Flower, have been connected to the position.

Asking former South Africa captain AB de Villiers about the prospect of taking over for Dravid, he revealed that he is excited about the post of coach.

“I’m not even close to knowing. Yeah, I think I’ll be a good coach. I anticipate that there will be other things I have to study that I won’t appreciate as much. I can think quickly and pick up new skills as I go along, and everything is possible with time,” De Villiers told News18.

“However, I believe there are aspects of teaching that I will find quite enjoyable. Looking back at my career, a lot of things that I’ve learned over the years and the maturity that I have at forty years old look more clearer. For some younger players, even some veteran players, those kinds of lessons may therefore be beneficial “added De Villiers.

De Villiers is eager to become a coach, but he is unsure if this is the ideal moment for him to assume the position of head coach of a team. Although coaching seems like a desirable career path, De Villiers isn’t yet prepared to fill the significant vacuum that Dravid will be leaving in the Indian squad.

“And in that sense, I would like to collaborate with certain individuals and teams. That’s not something that immediately comes to mind as a head coach on a full-time basis. I don’t find it really appealing right now. As previously stated, never say never. In the future, things could alter,” he clarified.

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