On Sunday, October 8, in Chennai, India will play its opening match of the ODI World Cup against five-time champions Australia. Rahul Dravid, the head coach of the “Men in Blue,” was questioned about India’s disaster at the 2007 ODI World Cup when he was in charge.
In the ninth edition of the prestigious competition, Dravid captained a side that had renowned players like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and Virender Sehwag, as well as gifted young players .Their campaign got off to an unexpectedly bad start against Bangladesh. Dravid and company recovered with a stunning victory over Bermuda, but after losing to Sri Lanka, they were eliminated from the group stage, which led to some controversy. strong disapproval at home.
In his new role as coach, Dravid is prepared to work with India’s captain Rohit Sharma to assist the country overcome its ICC trophy drought. The 50-year-old was questioned, though, regarding the forgettable performance of the Indian squad under his direction in the 2007 World Cup. Dravid, who is renowned for his humorous responses, sidestepped the query by focusing instead on the current ODI World Cup 2023.
Shubman Gill was unable to participate in Thursday’s training session owing to illness, but Dravid noted that the Punjab batter is making a full recovery. The batting sensation’s ability to recover in time for the match against Australia will be an exciting sight to behold.