New Delhi: Former captain Sourav Ganguly has said that he doesn’t know why Rahul Dravid did not take up the role of the batting consultant with the Indian team.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman had chosen Dravid and Zaheer Khan as batting and bowling consultants respectively for the Indian team for overseas tours. However, after Ravi Shastri’s appointment as head coach, Sanjay Bangar and Bharat Arun joined the support staff as batting and bowling coaches respectively.

With Indian batsmen struggling in the ongoing Test series against England, which the visitors have lost 1-3 with a Test to play, debate on Dravid’s consultancy role is back in news.

Speaking to IndiaTV, Ganguly has revealed that Dravid had agreed to take up the consultant role.

“Rahul Dravid had been asked to become a batting consultant and he had even agreed,” Ganguly said.

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The former skipper continued, “But then he spoke to Ravi (Shastri) and I don’t know what happened after that. The Committee of Administrators also had added to the confusion with the coach selection and we were tired and just got out of it. So it’s difficult for me to say why Rahul Dravid did not become the batting consultant. But if Ravi Shastri was given the responsibility, after consulting Virat Kohli, then he has to fulfill that responsibility and improve the team.”