Rahul Dravid Points Out That India Got 6 Captains In The Last 8 Months Which Wasn't The Plan

Published:Mar 7, 202416:28
Rahul Dravid Points Out That India Got 6 Captains In The Last 8 Months Which Wasn't The Plan

Rahul Dravid isn’t complaining as he had not deliberate six captains main Indian groups throughout codecs in a span of eight months however the head coach stated it offers a chance to create extra leaders throughout the group.

Since Rahul Dravid took over in November after the 2021 T20I World Cup, India has had Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, and Hardik Pandya (set to steer in Eire) as nationwide captains because of the COVID-19 associated bubble breaks, simultaneous sequence held in international locations, and injury-induced breaks.

Shikhar Dhawan (Getty Images)(HT_PRINT)
Shikhar Dhawan (Getty Pictures)(HT_PRINT)

Rahul Dravid Factors Out That India Acquired 6 Captains In The Final 8 Months Which Wasn’t Planed However There Have Emerged Alternatives To Create Extra Leaders

Rahul Dravid had taken over the reins of Workforce India after the 2021 T20I World Cup in UAE and beneath his tenure, the Males in Blue defeated New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and West Indies in white-ball sequence, whereas the T20I sequence towards South Africa resulted in a 2-2 draw, with the ultimate match deserted because of rain. Nevertheless, disappointment was on supply when Workforce India misplaced the away Check and ODI sequence towards South Africa earlier this yr.

“It’s been difficult as effectively, we've acquired six captains within the final eight months, which really wasn’t the plan after I began, but it surely’s the character of the variety of video games we're taking part in,” Rahul Dravid stated earlier than the beginning of the fifth match.

Rahul Dravid Photo Credit: PTI
Rahul Dravid Photograph Credit score: PTI

The ‘Wall’ accepted that the instances are such that one has to simply accept the scenario.

“It’s the character of COVID, so I've needed to work with fairly a number of individuals. It has been nice enjoyable. Plenty of different guys have gotten a chance to steer, we've acquired alternatives to create extra leaders within the group,” he appeared on the constructive facet of issues.

 Virat Kohli additionally stepped down as India’s T20I captain after the 2021 T20I WC final yr and later he was sacked from the ODI captaincy submit additionally because the BCCI needed a single captain for the white-ball codecs. Nevertheless, after the South Africa Check sequence, Virat Kohli additionally relinquished the Check captaincy which made Rohit Sharma the all-format captain of India.

Nevertheless, because of the jam-packed schedule and accidents to Rohit Sharma, India has used a number of captains in the previous few months together with KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant. Whereas Hardik Pandya is all set to steer the Males in Blue for the primary time within the upcoming T20I sequence towards Eire.

Rahul Dravid Reckons South Africa Tour Was A Disappointing One

The endeavour has been to get higher in each facet though dropping the Check and ODI sequence on the South Africa tour was disappointing. One in all Rahul Dravid’s early assignments was the tour of South Africa. India gained the Boxing Day Check in Centurion, however the guests misplaced the opposite two video games to lose the sequence.

After registering a powerful 113-run win in Centurion, India misplaced the second Check in Johannesburg by seven wickets and went down in Cape City by the identical margin.

“We now have consistently strived to get higher, we've tried quite a lot of completely different individuals. Within the final eight months, touring South Africa was a little bit of a disappointment by way of Check cricket,” he stated.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma Photograph Credit score: (BCCI)

Rahul Dravid is pleased with the bowling expertise that has emerged because of the IPL.

“Our white-ball cricket has been good although, exhibits the character of the staff. It was unimaginable to see the quick bowling expertise we've (in the course of the IPL), particularly with a number of of the bowlers clocking such velocity. Plenty of children acquired a chance to showcase their expertise, and quite a lot of them got here good, these are actually good indicators for Indian cricket, thrilling instances forward,” he sounded assured.

Shifting the main focus to the opposite codecs of the sport, the pinnacle coach stated that Workforce India has completed slightly effectively in ODIs and T20Is. India gained 12 consecutive T20Is, a document with Afghanistan and Romania.

India’s profitable run began within the 2021 T20 World Cup the place they beat Afghanistan, Scotland, and Namibia in successive matches. Then, beneath Rohit Sharma, India clinched three consecutive sequence towards New Zealand, West Indies, and Sri Lanka – all with a 3-0 margin. They tied the five-match T20I sequence towards Proteas 2-2 after the fifth T20I was deserted after solely 3.3 overs have been doable.

Younger quick bowlers Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh, who have been spectacular in the course of the IPL 2022, have been picked within the squad for the continuing sequence towards South Africa. They've been retained for the 2 T20Is towards Eire as effectively.

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