The Bangladesh cricket team is leaving no stone unturned while preparing for the final Test of the two-match series against India in hopes of leveling the two-match Test series. The hosts were completely outplayed in the series opener and will need to show improvement drastically, especially in the batting department.
Veteran Bangladeshi cricketer and former skipper Mushfiqur Rahim was seen getting some crucial tips from former Indian skipper, Rahul Dravid, who is serving as India’s head coach ahead of the second Test in Dhaka. Dravid, who was known for his imperious batting style was seen imparting a few tips to the Bangladeshi batter ahead of the second Test.
Mushfiqur Rahim failed to tackle the Indian spinners in the opening Test and was probably chatting with the legendary former cricketer about his defensive strokeplay against the slower bowlers. After their chat, the Bangladeshi cricketer hugged the Indian coach and posed for a picture with him.
Mushfiqur Rahim spotted with indian coach Rahul Dravid during the practice session. Learning from the best! 👊
— Mushfiqur Rahim Fan Club (@mushfiqurfc) December 20, 2022
The Indian team received a massive boost in their hopes of reaching the final of the WTC 2023 after a set of favorable results elsewhere. However, they need to whitewash the home side in the ongoing Test series to keep their destiny in their own hands.
Team India will be aiming to seal the series in the absence of their regular skipper, Rohit Sharma, who has been ruled of the second Test as well after missing the series opener due to a thumb injury. Apart from the Indian skipper, speedster Navdeep Saini is also unavailable for the second and final Test with the series on the line.
Meanwhile, the hosts are also without their impressive fast bowler, Ebadot Hossain, who sustained an injury during the first Test and could not bowl in the second innings. Shakib Al Hasan’s men have an abysmal record in Test at home this year and will hope that Mushfiqur’s chat with Dravid could inspire them to an unprecedented comeback in the series decider.