Mumbai : Batting legend Rahul Dravid on Monday termed his current stint as India Under-19 and India ‘A’ cricket team coach as well as his mentorship of young athletes in Olympic sports as “exciting” and “fun” as he was helping them in their quest for excellence. “For me, mentorship or coaching under-19 team is really helping young people on their journey, the same journey possibly that I had on. It’s really an opportunity. It gives me a platform to share my experiences, some of the learning I had over 20 years of sports,” Dravid said at a programme organised by GoSports Foundation here.
The programme seeks to promote young athletes in different disciplines and groom them for Olympics by providing personalised mentorship from Dravid, the former India batting stalwart, who is currently the coach of both India Under-19 and India ‘A’ cricket teams. Speaking about his association with GoSports Foundation programme at a media meet here, Dravid said it afforded him a chance to set young people on a path similar to the one he took when growing up in cricket.