Rahul Dravid on dressed in trainer’s hat: ‘Journey has been challenging, saw 6 captains in last 8 months’

Before India battled South Africa within the series-deciding 5th T20 International in Bangalore, India head trainer Rahul Dravid admitted that his stint with the senior males’s group has been thrilling and difficult on the identical time. However, the 49-year-old additionally identified the common adjustments in captaincy throughout codecs and the way it has helped create extra leaders within the group.

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“Journey as head coach been challenging saw 6 captains in last 8 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. We have constantly strived to get better, we have tried a lot of different people. ” Dravid stated within the pre-match interplay on Star Sports.

“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 monthsIn 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. 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,” Dravid added.

Dravid’s self assurance has rubbed off on the remainder of the aspect and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal sounded assured earlier than the sport.

“I’m very excited (to play on the Chinnaswamy) after a very long time. This is an overly small floor, so I attempt to range my lengths. Batters favor to attain extra sixes than fours at this venue. If you attempt to include the batters right here, you’ll indisputably concede extra runs. I used to be bowling a little sooner within the first two suits, therefore, even though it was once a excellent supply, it wasn’t turning as a lot. So I attempted to switch the seam place (within the final 2 video games), and I attempted to change the angles too.

“Winning a few suits at the soar, you’ll indisputably be assured as an aspect, going into the overall, stated Chahal.

Meanwhile, South Africa received the toss and opted to box towards India within the series-deciding 5th T20 International on Sunday. With the similar taking part in XI within the ultimate sport of the collection, India have develop into the first-ever T20I aspect to head via a 5-match collection with the similar beginning 11.

Keshav Maharaj is main the guests within the absence of injured Temba Bauma.

South Africa made 3 adjustments with Tristan Stubbs, Reeza Hendricks and Kagisio Rabada coming instead of Bavuma, Tabraiz Shamsi and Marco Jansen.India remained unchanged.

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