India has a great record with the Under-19 and A teams.
3 big tournaments are to be played this year under the coaching of Rahul Dravid.
New Delhi. Former Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri has urged the fans to be more patient with the current coach Rahul Dravid. He has said that Dravid has got an advantage of working with the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and India A. However, Dravid has also failed to win the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 and the Asia Cup. There are still three big tournaments to be held this year. ICC World Test Championship, ICC ODI World Cup and Asia Cup. After this, the ICC T20 World Cup is also to be held next year. In such a situation, Shastri wants the fans to have faith in the coach and feels that everything takes time.
Ravi Shastri said on Sports Tak, “It takes time. It took me time and it is going to take time for them too. But Rahul has an advantage that he was in NCA, he was also with A team and now he is here too. He is experienced with contemporary cricketer players and systems. Give them time.”
India won the last ICC tournament in 2013. The former coach pointed out that India won two Asia Cups twice during his tenure in 2016 and 2018, but no one remembers. Shastri further said that luck plays a huge role in winning big tournaments and that you give your best.
Ravi Shastri said, “The memory of people in our country is very short. If you want to win, you have to win. We won two Asia Cups during my tenure, but no one remembers. Did someone mention the Asia Cup? We have won it twice. And nobody talks about it. But when we lose in the Asia Cup, the picture of the tournament comes to the fore. Why? That’s why I am saying, the effort should always be there.”
Please tell that Rahul Dravid’s tenure with the Indian team is till the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. The ODI World Cup is to be played in India in October-November. India has to play three major tournaments in 2023 – the first being the World Test Championship in June. After this the Asia Cup is to be played. Then finally the 50 over World Cup will be played in India only.
FIRST PUBLISHED : March 21, 2023, 15:48 IST