‘Have Got 6 Captains in Last 8 Months, Which Wasn’t the Plan When I Started’: Coach Rahul Dravid

Team India head trainer Rahul Dravid admitted that running with six other captains wasn’t the true plan when he took the training activity final 12 months after Ravi Shastri’s tenure ended with the 2021 T20 World Cup. Virat Kohli additionally stepped down as India’s T20I captain after the WC final 12 months and later he was once sacked from the ODI captaincy publish additionally because the BCCI sought after a unmarried captain for the white-ball codecs. However, after the South Africa Test sequence, Kohli additionally relinquished the Test captaincy which made Rohit Sharma the all-format captain of India.

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However, because of the jam-packed time table and accidents to Rohit, India have used a number of captains in the previous few months together with KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant. While Hardik Pandya is all set to guide the Men in Blue for the primary time within the upcoming T20I sequence towards Ireland.

Ahead of the 5th T20I towards South Africa, Dravid mentioned his training tenure thus far with the Indian workforce the place he unfolded on running with a number of captains in a brief time frame.

“It (coaching) has been quite exciting, it has been good fun, I must say. It’s been challenging as well, we have got six captains in the last eight months, which actually wasn’t the plan when I started, but it’s the nature of the number of games we are playing, it’s the nature of Covid, so I have had to work with quite a few people, it has been great fun. A lot of other guys have got an opportunity to lead, we have got opportunities to create more leaders in the group,” Dravid informed broadcasters.

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The mythical India batter additional make clear India’s efficiency lately and stated that the Test sequence towards the Proteas was once a unhappiness as India misplaced the sequence after successful the hole Test fit.

“We have constantly strived to get better, we have tried a lot of different people. In the last eight months, touring South Africa was a bit of a disappointment in terms of Test cricket. Our white ball cricket has been good though, shows the character of the team,” he added.

Dravid additionally said that the Indian Premier League has nurtured a number of younger speedy bowlers that are going to constitute India within the coming years.

“It was incredible to see the fast bowling talent we have (during the IPL), especially with few of the bowlers clocking such (fast) speed. A lot of youngsters got an opportunity to showcase their skills, and a lot of them came good, those are really good signs for Indian cricket, exciting times ahead,” he added.

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