Captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid (Photo-PTI)
The match for which cricket fans were eagerly waiting is now just a few moments away. There will be a clash between India and Australia for the World Cup trophy at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Both the teams will face each other in the World Cup final after 20 years. Team India has a great opportunity to avenge the 2003 defeat. Team India has overcome all the obstacles and has come close to winning the trophy.
Coach Rahul Dravid has played a big role in this success of the Indian team. Dravid was also the captain of the team in the 2007 World Cup which was eliminated in the preliminary round. Now he would like to compensate for this in the final on Sunday. Dravid has 10,889 runs in his name in ODIs. But as a coach, he would be trying to erase the stain left on his legacy by the 2007 World Cup as Indian captain after 16 years.
It is also worth noting that the last day of his two-year contract as Indian coach is also Sunday. His contract began after the team’s exit from the group league of the 2021 T20 World Cup in the UAE. If India wins, there will be a lot of clamor to retain him in this position.
Dravid did not step down from the captaincy after his disappointing performance in the 2007 World Cup, but after a few months, he won the series in England and the ODI series was also good. He stepped down from the post only after the Test victory in England. Dravid never responds to criticism. He has been known for his decency.
When he became the coach, people’s attention focused on how this former player was not able to win the title for the Indian team. Some time ago, sack Dravid was the most trending hashtag. But this player did not get distracted by all these things and kept focusing on his work. The world is seeing the result of this today. There is a discussion on social media about extending the contract of Dravid, whose removal was being demanded.