“I deeply appreciate my family’s sacrifices and support” – Rahul Dravid after contract extension
By SMCS - Nov 30, 2023 12:00 pm
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Team India Head Coach Rahul Dravid thanked the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) for keeping their trust in him again and backed his vision for the near future with a contract extension. However, Dravid’s contract as head coach of the senior men’s team ended after India’s World Cup 2023 campaign and BCCI has given him another term after “productive discussions” with the former India captain Rohit Sharma as well.

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid

However, Rahul Dravid was heartbroken, much like the rest of the team, after they lost the World Cup 2023 final to Australia. Under Dravid’s guidance, Team India played a fearless brand of cricket, winning all 10 matches in the tournament, including a one-sided semi-final against New Zealand. However, India lost to a superior Australian side, led by Pat Cummins in the final. In a statement, Rahul Dravid thanked the BCCI and he also acknowledged the support from his family as well.

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“I thank the BCCI and the Office Bearers for placing their trust in me, endorsing my vision, and providing support during this period. The demands of this role necessitate considerable time away from home, and I deeply appreciate my family’s sacrifices and support. Their instrumental role behind the scenes has been invaluable. As we embrace new challenges post the World Cup, we remain committed to the pursuit of excellence,” Rahul Dravid said.

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin and Rahul Dravid

“The last two years with Team India have been thoroughly memorable. Together, we have witnessed the highs and lows, and throughout this journey, the support and camaraderie within the group have been phenomenal. I am genuinely proud of the culture we have set in the dressing room. It’s a culture that stands resilient, whether in moments of triumph or adversity. The skills and talent that our team possesses are phenomenal, and what we’ve stressed is following the right process and sticking to our preparations, which has had a direct impact on the overall result,” Rahul Dravid concluded.