"When India won, Virat Kohli was not their number one batsman"- Rahul Dravid’s training analyzed by Parthiv Patel

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Rahul Dravid and Parthiv Patel


As Rahul Dravid is set to resign as head coach of team India after current ICC T20 World Cup 2024Former Indian wicketkeeper and batsman Parthiv Patel shared his thoughts on the legend’s significant achievements and contributions to Indian cricket.

Patel admitted that winning ICC trophies is the ultimate goal of any coach, but the culture and style of play instilled in the team are equally important achievements for the coach. The commentator mentioned that the Indian cricket team adopted an aggressive approach under Dravid’s tenure as coach, and it was evident during the 2023 ODI World Cup.

Parthiv Patel reflects on Rahul Dravid’s legacy as India head coach

Despite failing to clinch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 and the ICC World Test Championship, losing both to Australia reflected the progress Team India made during Dravid’s tenure, Patel said. However, India was yet to win an ICC trophy under Dravid but did win two big Test series against Australia along with several bilateral series wins.

India also won the Asia Cup last year under Dravid. Now, the Men in Blue would certainly be eager to give a perfect send-off to the Indian legend by winning the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024 in the US and the Caribbean. Notably, the former Indian captain replaced Ravi Shastri as India coach in 2021.

Parthiv Patel said on Cricbuzz: “As a coach, you want to win the trophy, but another factor is what kind of culture you want to imbue within the team. What type of cricket do you want to play? And the biggest example of this was India’s attacking style during the World Cup. There were doubts whether they could, but the Indian team did it consistently.”

He said that India has reached the final of the WTC and the ODI World Cup, and a single bad day cannot diminish their achievements. The former Indian cricketer also praised Dravid for nurturing new talent throughout his various stints in the BCCI. Notably, Dravid was India A coach and NCA director before becoming the head coach of the senior team.

Rahul Dravid did every job with aplomb: Parthiv Patel

Patel mentioned that Dhruv Jurel emerged as a notable wicketkeeper after Rishabh Pant, while the fast bowling department saw promising performances from Akash Deep and Mukesh Kumar, and there is even a host of serious spin talent in the lineup.

In the batting line-up, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill led India to many victories when Virat Kohli was not performing, and the former wicketkeeper said these developments showed how successful Dravid’s tenure was and the lasting impact he has had on cricket. Indian.

He said goodbye saying: “Whatever needed to be done, Rahul Dravid did it with aplomb. Yashasvi Jaiswal was your leading run-scorer against England and Shubman Gill became your third batsman which is a great move. In the series that India won, Virat Kohli was not their number one batsman. So, there have been many positives for which Rahul Dravid would be remembered.”

Notably, India will kick off their 2024 T20 World Cup campaign against Ireland on June 5 in New York.