Five active cricketers who could make great coaches
Rahul Dravid, Stephen Fleming, Jacques Kallis and Darren Lehman, to name a few, are cricketers who retired not so long ago and transitioned into top coaches.
Working with players around the globe and across age categories, they are putting to good use their years of experience and passing down invaluable knowledge to younger generations.
Coaches play a massive part in the functioning of a team and here we take a look at few cricketers currently plying their trade who could make great coaches one day.
#5 Alastair Cook
Alastair Cook, England's former captain, ended a five-year tenure that saw him establish himself as a leader with great integrity and empathy, post the humiliating 4-0 series defeat against India.
Cook's leadership was like his record-breaking batting; strong, unyielding and determined, but lacking the explosive nature to win over ultimate approval from fans, players and the board.
However, Andrew Strauss claims his commitment to the cause, high personal standards and match awareness are second to none and deserve respect, given the job Cook has done.
Cook has all the qualities required to be a great coach, coupled with the experience of making hard decisions in difficult situations, automatically qualifying him for the role as soon as he calls time on his playing career.