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Rahul Dravid’s Departure Leaves Rohit Sharma Emotional

Rahul Dravid, Rohit Sharma, Team India Head Coach

In a heartfelt revelation, India’s cricket captain, Rohit Sharma, expressed his emotions regarding Rahul Dravid’s departure as the head coach of the Indian cricket team. Rahul Dravid, a legendary batsman himself, has been an influential figure in Indian cricket, and his decision to step down after the T20 World Cup has left a profound impact on the team.

Rohit Sharma, addressing the media ahead of India’s clash against Ireland in the T20 World Cup, opened up about his relationship with Dravid. He described Dravid as his first international captain and emphasized the significant role Dravid played in shaping his cricketing journey. The emotional bond between the two players was evident as Sharma spoke about their time together.

Convincing Rahul Dravid to Stay

Rahul Dravid, Rohit Sharma, Rahul Dravid leave,
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Rohit Sharma revealed that he made a last-ditch effort to convince Rahul Dravid to continue as India’s head coach. Despite the challenges and uncertainties, Sharma wanted Dravid to remain at the helm. “I tried convincing Dravid to stay,” Sharma said, his voice reflecting the depth of their connection.

“But, personally, I enjoyed my time with him. We have not thought about it. My equation with him goes a long way back. I played under him. Such a big role model for all of us. We know what he achieved. He has shown a lot of determination in his career. I have enjoyed every bit of it,” Sharma added.

During Dravid’s tenure as head coach, India reached the final of the 50-over World Cup against Australia, and they also made it to the final of the ICC World Test Championship. His coaching prowess extended beyond formats, and the team lifted the Asia Cup trophy under his guidance. Dravid’s departure marks the end of an era, leaving behind memories of hard work, dedication, and mentorship.

What Lies Ahead

Dravid’s decision not to reapply for the coaching position has set the stage for a new chapter in Indian cricket. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is actively searching for his replacement. While the frontrunner seems to be former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir, who recently guided the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to victory in the IPL 2024, the void left by Dravid’s departure will undoubtedly be felt by players and fans alike.

As the T20 World Cup unfolds, India will strive to honor Dravid’s legacy and create new memories. For Rohit Sharma and the team, the emotional impact of Dravid’s departure will remind them of the remarkable journey they shared under his guidance.


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