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Parthiv Patel, the former India cricketer, made a big statement regarding the BCCI’s head coach hunt for their men’s cricket team after Rahul Dravid left the job post-T20 World Cup 2024. The 39-year-old believes there is no need for Team India to appoint an overseas coach because the Indian cricketing system has many capable coaches.

Notably, the BCCI sent out an advertisement for prospective candidates to apply for the head coach role of the Indian cricket team a couple of weeks ago. Since then, they have been linked with a lot of top overseas coaches, including the likes of Justin Langer, Ricky Ponting, and Stephen Fleming, who might take over from Rahul Dravid in the role this summer.

The former wicket-keeper batter, Parthiv Patel, spoke about the potential of an overseas coach in the Indian cricket team and said, as per NDTV Sports, “There are a lot of coaches from NCA that have joined Indian team, I don't see the need for overseas coaches," Parthiv said.

"India has so many capable coaches. Every other year our U-19 team wins the World Cup, India A team does well on overseas tours. They are coached by Indians so why do we need outside coaches? Chandrakant Pandit is a huge example," he added.

National Cricket Academy (NCA) head VVS Laxman has been regularly stepping in for Dravid and "We have seen when Rahul Bhai is coach, Laxman bhai filling in for him. Though it's not just the two coaches as there are other NCA coaches," Parthiv said.