Rahul Dravid on T20 World Cup I rahul dravid denies to name his two Indian spinners for the t20 world cup 2021I Rahul Dravid happy with the way India performed in Sri Lanka
- Rahul Dravid refused to answer this question for the T20 World Cup
- Rahul Dravid praises Sri Lankan spinner Vanindu Hasaranga
- Rahul Dravid said that he does not want to interfere in the selection
Colombo: Rahul Dravid was asked to pick the two best spinners in the Indian team for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Rahul Dravid, who was the head coach of Team India on the Sri Lanka tour, flatly refused to answer this question. Even though the Indian team suffered a defeat in the T20 International series on the tour of Sri Lanka, the Indian spinners performed brilliantly in both the ODI and T20 International series.
While Yuzvendra Chahal took five wickets in the ODI series, Rahul Chahar and Varun Chakraborty impressed in the T20 format. This year’s T20 World Cup is to be held in Oman and UAE, where spinners will be seen playing a big role as the pitch here will be dry. Let us tell you that this was the last T20 International series of the Indian team before the T20 World Cup. In such a situation, Rahul Dravid gave a chance to all the spinners in 6 matches.
Krunal Pandya, Krishnappa Gautam and Kuldeep Yadav also presented their claim by bowling well. In the press conference after the third T20, Dravid was asked which two spinners would you like to see playing for India in the T20 World Cup. To this Dravid deftly replied, ‘I am not going to do that. I am the coach of this team. I am not going to make anyone’s name public.
Dravid further said, ‘I would just like to say that all these players performed well. We are fortunate to have such depth and quality players in our team. And two or three or as many spinners as the selectors choose, they will be fantastic and want to do their job well. It is up to the selectors who they want to take and what they are focused on.
Vanindu Hasranga impressed
If the Indian spinners managed to take wickets, then Vanindu Hasaranga dominated the Lankan spinners. The leg-spinner made four batsmen his prey for 9 runs in the third T20 International. Rahul Dravid was very impressed with this Sri Lankan spinner. “In the last few matches, we were short of batsmen, which is always challenging. But the biggest positive for me is that our boys fought. In the second match we got very close. Had there been a few balls here and there, we would have actually won the match.
Dravid further said, ‘Today we did not bat well. Vanindu Hasaranga did an excellent job throughout the series. He and Dushmantha Chameera both played well. We had lost a lot of wickets in the beginning. 80 was never a good enough score.’
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