“Haven’t thought about it” – Rahul Dravid opens up on the future after India’s 2023 World Cup final loss
By SMCS - Nov 20, 2023 10:30 am
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Team India head coach Rahul Dravid has added that he hasn’t thought about what the future holds for him after Team India’s disappointing defeat in the 2023 World Cup final to Australia as well. He also said that his focus was completely on the World Cup, adding he will reflect on plans for the future when he gets the time. However, India lost to Australia by six wickets in the 2023 World Cup final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, which also marked the end of Dravid’s two-year contract with the Indian team as well.

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Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli in nets

“I haven’t thought about it. I’ve just come off a game. I had no time to think about this and no time to reflect on this. Yeah, I will when I get the time to do that,” he said at the post-match press conference.”At this point of time, I was completely focused on this campaign and there was nothing else on my mind. And I haven’t given any other thought to what happens in the future.”

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However, while talking about how was his two-year stint with the senior men’s Indian team, Dravid added that he is not someone who believes in analyzing himself. Notably, under Dravid as coach, Team India earlier reached the final of the 2023 World Test Championship (WTC) and the semi-final of the 2022 T20 World Cup, but they failed to win as well.

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KL Rahul and Rahul Dravid

“To be honest, I am not really someone who’s going to judge and analyse myself. I was really proud to work with. I think the players that I worked with over the last two years in all the formats, it’s been a privilege,” Rahul Dravid concluded. “I’m not really thinking about 2027 and who’s going to be there and who’s not going to be there. There’s a lot of time for that. A lot of water will flow under the bridge before that. There’ll be a lot of time for that.”