He doesn’t want anyone to win the World Cup: Rahul Dravid criticizes his followers and rejects the DoItForDravid campaign

Rahul Dravid

India head coach Rahul Dravid seems determined for India to win the 2024 T20 World Cup and end the decade-long wait for an ICC trophy. India will face South Africa in the final on June 29 at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.

The Men in Blue have been in good form in this tournament, both with bat and ball. They defeated big tournament favorites Australia and England in their last two matches and will confidently reach the grand final.

On the other hand, South Africa are not far behind either. The Proteas have shown tremendous consistency and have won all eight of their matches so far. They will be looking to record their ninth win in this tournament, which could also end their ICC trophy drought.

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Rahul Dravid is determined to win the 2024 T20 World Cup title

Rahul Dravid has been working in Indian cricket for a long time as a player and coach but unfortunately, he does not have any ICC trophy to show for it. He came very close to winning an ICC trophy last year when India reached the final of the 2023 ODI World Cup but the Men in Blue failed to win the final and Dravid was once again disappointed.

With the ongoing T20 World Cup being Dravid’s last assignment as India’s head coach, a trend called #DoItForDravid has been gaining momentum on social media, with fans demanding an ICC trophy for the Indian legend. When Dravid was asked about the trend, he clearly replied that he doesn’t want to do it for anyone, but he wants to do it because he is there.

“I don’t believe in ‘do it for someone.’ I love that line about someone asking someone else, ‘Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?’ and he says, ‘I want to climb Mount Everest because it’s there,'” Dravid said, according to Disney Hotstar.

“I want to win this World Cup because it’s there. It’s not for everyone. It’s not for anyone, it’s there just to win. I just want to play good cricket and yes, doing it for someone is totally against who I am as a person and what I believe in. So I don’t want to talk about it or discuss it,” the India head coach added.

Third T20 World Cup final for India

India is the first T20 World Cup champion, but has failed to lift the trophy since then. This will be his third appearance in a T20 World Cup final. Of the two entries, the Men in Blue finished as winners in 2007 and runners-up in 2014. It remains to be seen if they can end their drought for an ICC trophy that has lasted since 2013.

It is expected to be a thrilling final between the two best teams in the tournament. Both teams have most of the bases covered and can be lethal on their day. The team that can handle the pressure of the final will likely end up on top.