Shikhar Dhawan who led the Indian team in Sri Lanka spells the difference between current Indian coach Ravi Shastri and Rahul Dravid.
Dhawan on Shastri vs Dravid
Indian fans have long wanted to see Rahul Dravid as the head coach of the Indian team and this wish will come to life on Sunday.
Many think Dravid will definitely become Team India’s head coach in the future and people have already started drawing comparisons between him and current head coach Ravi Shastri, who is in England with the Test squad.
“They (Dravid and Shastri) both have their own qualities and they both are very positive people. I have spent time with Ravi Bhai (Ravi Shastri) and their ways to motivate are different,” Dhawan said ahead of the first ODI.
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“Ravi Bhai’s energy is a bit strong, whereas Rahul Bhai (Rahul Dravid) is very calm, composed, and strong as well, so everyone has their own way and I enjoy playing under both of them,” he said, explaining how the two coaches are different.
The southpaw described both of them as “positive people” who have their own set of qualities and have a different way of motivating the players.
Prithvi Shaw on Rahul Dravid
Shaw scored nine boundaries during his short stay at the crease. The Mumbai opener said that he trusted his instinct and targeted loose deliveries.
“Rahul sir didn’t say anything, I just went with my instinct and waited for the loose balls. Obviously wanted to keep the scoreboard ticking and yeah. Pitch was very nice. The first innings also were good but I think it got better in the second innings,” he said.
It was Sri Lankan pacer Dushmantha Chameera‘s nasty bouncer in the fifth over that ripped out the neck protector of Shaw’s helmet. On the very next ball he faced in the following over, he got out to spinner Dhananjaya de Silva trying to chip the ball over the fielders inside the circle.
The first ODI at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo turned out to be a one-sided affair as India chased down the modest total with seven wickets in hand and 80 balls to spare. India will play the next ODI at the same venue on July 20.