Team India Coach: ‘No one remembers two Asia Cup wins in my tenure’ Ravi Shastri BREAKS silence on Rahul Dravid’s coaching tenure, CHECK out
Team India Coach: Rahul Dravid – Cricketer-turned-expert Ravi Shastri has urged fans to be more patient with current coach Rahul Dravid, while…
Team India Coach: Rahul Dravid – Cricketer-turned-expert Ravi Shastri has urged fans to be more patient with current coach Rahul Dravid, while stating that the former captain has an advantage of having worked with National Cricket Academy (NCA), and with India, A. Dravid, has been with team India since November 2021 however, Dravid also failed to win ICC T20 World Cup 2022 and Asia Cup. With three ICC events to come, Shastri wants fans to believe in the coach and feels everything takes time. Follow All India Cricket Live Updates with InsideSport.IN.
“It takes time. It took me time and it’s going to take him time too. But Rahul has an advantage that he was at the NCA, he was with the A team as well and now he’s here too. He is experienced with contemporary cricketer players and with the system. Give him time,” Shastri told Sports Tak.
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Team India Coach: Shastri backs Dravid says You need luck going your away to win big tournaments
India won the last ICC tournament in 2013 on lack of trophies, the former coach pointed out that India won two Asia Cups twice under his tenure in 2016, and 2018, but no one remembers that. Shastri further opined that luck plays a huge role in winning big tournaments, and it’s important to put the best foot forward.
“In our country, public memory is short. If you have to win, you have to win. During my tenure, we won two Asia Cups, but no one remembers. Has anyone mentioned Asia Cup? We’ve won it twice. And no one talks about it. But when we lose in Asia Cup, then the tournament comes into the picture. Why? That’s why I’m saying, the effort should always be there,” Shastri said.
Dravid’s tenure with the team is till ICC 2023 World Cup, which is slated to take place in India in October-November. India have three shots at winning ICC events in 2023. First up, they have WTC final in June, then Asia Cup, and then the 50-over World Cup.
Rahul Dravid: Why Shastri wants fans to be more patient with Rahul Dravid
- Rahul Dravid has a proven track record as a coach with Under-19 and A teams.
- The former captain knows to deal with players and get the best out of them.
- Dravid is also methodical in his approach, which Shastri feels is very beneficial in long run.
- The former captain also backs players and does not believe in too much chopping and changing.