Dravid-Rohit’s real test will be T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia
Team India already have a huge pool of players but it’s about utilizing the players at the right positions at the right time.
The evening of November 3 provided all Indian fans around the globe double reason to be excited and louder for their side. After two back-to-back humiliating losses in the first week of ICC Men’s T20I World Cup 2021, everyone was so glad to see the openers smashing the Afghanistan bowlers all over Abu Dhabi just when the official appointment of Rahul Dravid as the new head coach of Team India replacing Ravi Shastri after the tournament, broke down to add extra spice in the joy factor.
The whole focus of all cricket fans from different parts of the planet including social media, news channels shifted on the rescue man of Indian Cricket; someone who seems to be oblivious about the word “No”. In his playing days, whether in Adelaide, Multan or Kolkata (even with a back injury), he was right up there to lift his hands up when asked to perform a task for the team. And now, he has done the same job in a new timeframe. It is not something new for him considering that he was the U-19 team’s coach of the world cup winning side in 2018 but definitely it’s not going to be the same approach when he will lead the senior troops.
Dravid’s relationship with captains - Rohit and Virat - matters
There are so many voices being raised about how it’s a new era of Dravid-Rohit or rebuilding the team which isn’t the case at all. To be honest, India already have a huge pool of players but it’s about utilizing the players at the right positions at the right time. The team has achieved some high feats under Shastri-Kohli partnership but they seemed to be clueless during the critical moments which hadn’t helped them in ICC tournaments.
Knowing both the captains and understanding where they differ is going to be the initial challenge “The Wall” may face. Both the leaders wish to take their side to the brightest glory but in seemingly different ways.