“Honeymoon Period Is Over…”: Ex-BCCI Selector on Coach Rahul Dravid’s Team India Tenure

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Ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia, which starts in mid-October, the Indian cricket team was shaken up in the Asia Cup. The squad coached by Rahul Dravid failed to enter the final after losing to Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Super 4. When Dravid was appointed head coach of the Indian cricket team in 2021, expectations were really high. Now the former captain of the Indian cricket team faces an acid test heading to the T20 World Cup. Former BCCI selector Saba Karim says this is a ‘crunch time’ for Dravid.

“Well, even Rahul Dravid is aware that the honeymoon is over, and he’s trying his best to be an alchemist, but so far, such metals haven’t been converted to core. You’d expect him to. This is crunch time for Rahul Dravid With the World Cup T20 coming up next year ODI World Cup These two big ICC events if India can win both championships only Rahul Dravid will be satisfied with the kind of input he has given to India,” Saba Karim told Sports18.

Karim, who played one Test and 34 ODIs, also spoke of Team India’s inconsistent results under Dravid’s coaching. “If Rahul Dravid were given an option, he would be thrilled to win those test series in South Africa and the last test match in England. He would be happy to trade that with so many bilateral victories that India has to his name. is the nature of the challenges Rahul Dravid is facing,” he said.

“See Rahul is sensible and intelligent enough to understand that the only way he can define a successful career path of his coaching career is if India – number one, win ICC events and number two start winning Test series in SENA countries. am not about Test wins Test wins even while Rahul Dravid was playing India has but more importantly when India starts winning in SENA countries the Test series then Rahul Dravid will be very happy with the performance of team India.”

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