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Gautam Gambhir Feels Rahul Dravid Will Always Give Balance Comments
By CricShots - Nov 22, 2021 4:56 pm
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Former Indian opener, Gautam Gambhir took a dig at Ravi Shastri over his “this Indian team is one of the great teams that have played the game” remark before signing off as the head coach of the Indian team. Shastri’s coaching tenure ended after the recently-concluded T20 World Cup in UAE, as Rahul Dravid took over the job. Gambhir took a dig at Shastri earlier too, when he appreciated Dravid as someone who would not give “big statements” and not get “carried away with success”.

rahul dravid
Rahul Dravid

Dravid made similar remarks after India clean swept New Zealand 3-0 in the recent T20I series at home to mark a positive start of the Rohit-Dravid era. Notably, Dravid quickly pointed out that it was difficult for New Zealand to turn up for a bilateral series immediately after the T20 World Cup.

Describing the same, during a chat with Times Now Navbharat, Gautam Gambhir said, “We have to keep our feet on the ground and be realistic, especially with bigger things down the line in the next 12 months. It’s not easy for New Zealand to play a World Cup final, turn up three days later, and play three games in six days. We knew it was never going to be easy on them.”

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He also added, “The one thing I found surprising is that when you play well, you don’t usually boast about it. It’s fine if others talk about it; when we won the 2011 World Cup, no one gave statements saying that this team is the best in the world, let alone country.”

Gautam Gambhir added that whether in a situation of victory or defeat, Rahul Dravid’s statements always be balanced.

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir

Elbaotaung the same, Gautam Gambhir said, “When you win, let others talk about it. You won in Australia, that’s a big achievement no doubt. You won in England, performed well, no doubt. But let others praise you. You won’t hear such statements from Rahul Dravid. Whether India play good or bad, his statements will always remain balanced. Moreover, it will reflect on other players. Humility is very important, whether you play good or bad. Cricket won’t go on forever.”

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He further added, “I think Dravid’s major focus will be on players being good people first. One thing with Rahul Dravid is he will not get carried away with all the success. And probably there will not be a lot of big statements which will be made after success as well which is very important because sometimes, as a young group of players can get carried away with this kind of statements which we were used to in the last two years from the team management.”

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