Sunday, June 26, 2022

‘That wasn’t the plan’: Dravid gets hilarious reaction to working with ‘too many captains’ as India head coach

Team India made a spectacular comeback in the T20 series against South Africa to level the series 2-2 after losing the first two games. India defeated the Proteas by 48 runs in Vizag, and then played a dominant innings to register an 82-run victory in Rajkot. The Rishabh Pant-led side will be aiming to win the series against South Africa in the final match of the series in Bengaluru.

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Before the game, India’s head coach Rahul Dravid spoke about his time in the team, and poked fun at working with too many captains in the team. Since Dravid joined the team as head coach, India had five different captains (Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant).

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“It’s been good fun. It’s been challenging too. We had about 6 (5) captains in the last eight months to work with, that wasn’t the plan! But yes, that’s the nature of the game with the pandemic, and as many as The matches we are playing. Managing the team, the workload and the change in captaincy too.. It meant I had to work with a lot of people. Star Sports.

However, Dravid also emphasized that it allowed the team management to encourage leadership in the team. In addition, the head coach also looked back on his time in the role so far.

“It is good that so many players have had the opportunity to lead, for us to create more leaders in the group. As a group, we are constantly learning and improving, playing better. Dravid said, “We got an opportunity to try many different people.

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“When I look back at 8 months, South Africa were a little disappointed, going 1-0 up and then losing the series, especially with the WTC cycle. Our white-ball cricket was pretty good, we went from there. We were able to come back. Even in this series, we didn’t have some key players but we did come back, which shows the character of the team and the quality and depth that we have.”


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