Rahul Dravid Speech: rahul dravid speech after india beat sri lanka in second odi at colombo
Rahul Dravid’s speech after the second ODI  |  Photo Credits: Twitter
- India beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets in 2nd ODI
- The hero of India’s victory was Deepak Chahar, who performed all-round.
- Head coach Rahul Dravid delivers a speech to the Indian team after the match
ColomboOne man show by Deepak Chahar (69* and two wickets) helped the Indian team beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets in a thrilling second ODI on Tuesday. In the match played at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka batted first and scored 275 runs in 50 overs for the loss of 9 wickets. In reply, India chased down the target with 5 balls to spare for the loss of 3 wickets. After the match, Team India’s head coach Rahul Dravid gave a speech, which is being highly appreciated.
BCCI shared a video of the Indian dressing room after the match, where Dravid was shown giving speeches to Indian cricketers. Dravid said that Team India showed great effort in beating Sri Lanka by 3 wickets, but even if India lost the match, he would not have worried. The fight that India showed in the end is what matters the most to them.
In a video shared by BCCI, Dravid said, “We definitely ended the match on the right side of the result.” it was brilliant. Even though we didn’t end the match in the right direction, it was the fight in the end that mattered the most. Congratulations to you all.’ Deepak Chahar was the star of the Indian team. After taking two wickets with the ball, Chahar scored an unbeaten 69 off 82 balls and shared an unbeaten 84 for the eighth wicket with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (19*) to help India win.
Dravid credits team effort
The Indian team won the match by three wickets with five balls to spare. But Dravid said that this is not the time to talk about individual performance. The former captain and head coach of the Indian team on the tour of Sri Lanka called it a victory for the team effort. “This is not the time to talk about individual performance. We will talk about that in our meeting, when we analyze everything. We had some great performances in our bowling and batting. It was definitely a team performance.
Dravid further said that he knew that the Sri Lankan team would come back strongly after losing the first ODI, but he was proud that the Indian team played like a champion and defeated the hosts. Dravid said, ‘We had said that he would reply. We should respect the opposing team. Responded to them and we responded to them like a champion team. We had our backs to the wall and we looked for a way to win. Proud of you all, very wonderful.’
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