India’s head coach Rahul Dravid is arguably one of the best batters the world has ever seen he has also been known for grooming youngsters. Not many could get past his defenses easily and he has worked with a lot of cricketers, including the U-19 players, to get their techniques correct.
Ahead of the second Test in the ongoing series against Bangladesh, Rahul Dravid was seen having a closer look at the pitch. He further had a chat with the skipper KL Rahul who has struggled to convert his starts in the opening game of the two-match series. Dravid looked like highlighting the angled batting grip that Rahul needs to be mindful of and corrected the angle it comes from.
.@BCCI head coach Rahul Dravid was seen inspecting the pitch and giving batting tips to @klrahul ahead of the 2nd test against @BCBtigers. Watch 👇@AgeasFederal @BoriaMajumdar @debasissen @CricSubhayan #BANvIND #WTC23 pic.twitter.com/YMACytZsl5
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In the video, Rahul’s teammate Shreyas Iyer was seen completing his fitness routines while Jaydev Unadkat and Navdeep Saini joined in too. The second Test is scheduled to take place on December 22 and the series will be on the line for the hosts Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, the debate over the opening slot between Rahul and Shubman Gill for the second Test came to an end as the regular skipper, Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the Mirpur Test.
Rohit was expected to recover in time for the second Test, however, the latest reports have suggested that he has failed to recover in time and the opening pair of Rahul and Gill are expected to continue in the XI.
Shubman Gill scored his maiden century in Tests in the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in the previous game while Rahul had scores of 22 and 23 in the two innings. The upcoming Test will be important for Rahul to ensure he converts his starts into big knocks with regular skipper Rohit expected to hold his position once he returns.