Former captain Sunil Gavaskar has insisted India replace head coach Duncan Fletcher with erstwhile skipper Rahul Dravid.

Fletcher has endured a tumultuous tenure since succeeding South African Gary Kirsten in 2011, including recent Test series defeats to the Proteas and Black Caps - and an early Asia Cup exit.

"For me, Duncan would get 1.5 in a scale of 10 as far as his success is concerned. I believe a younger guy should be appointed as the coach of the Indian team," said Gavaskar.

The veteran Dravid enjoyed a prolific career before retiring two years ago, on the back of 13,288 runs in 164 Tests. He also played 344 ODIs and a solitary Twenty20 International, commanding the respect of esteemed team-mates Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and more throughout.

"Rahul is one man who is enormously respected and is a successful captain having won series in West Indies and England. When he speaks, the Indian players, some of whom are superstars listen to him as they know how much preparation went into his game," added Gavaskar.