We did not plan to change six captains: Dravid
New Delhi, Commenting on the recent changes in the Indian cricket team, head coach Rahul Dravid said that the change of six captains in eight months was not planned, but it benefited the group a lot. It also gave those within the group a chance to become captains. After the T20 World Cup, Rahul Dravid started coaching the team in November.
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya (leading the team in Ireland) took over as national captains due to bubble breaks and injuries in Corona. Rahul Dravid said that this time has been very challenging as we have fielded four captains in the last six months, which was not our plan. But because of the number of matches we are playing, it has happened.
Dravid acknowledged that there is a time when one has to accept the situation. Dravid said, “Because of Kovid-12, I had to work with some people which was great. With so many players having the opportunity to lead the team, we had the opportunity to create more ‘captains’ in the group. He said, ‘We constantly try to perform better, we try a lot with different people.
The tour of South Africa over the last eight months has been a bit disappointing for Test cricket. Dravid is happy that his bowling talent has come to the fore because of the Indian Premier League. According to Dravid, “We have good white ball cricket, it shows the spirit of the team.
The talent of fast bowling was very good during the IPL, especially some bowlers were bowling very fast. Dravid said, “Many youngsters have had the opportunity to show their skills and some have performed well, which is a very good sign for Indian cricket.” SS1MS