“Honeymoon Period is over…” Ex-BCCI Selector Warns Coach Rahul Dravid before WC2022

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Former BCCI selector Saba Karim warns Rahul Dravid about the upcoming challenges of the T20 World Cup and ODI World Cup. India had a poor performance in the Asia Cup 2022, which led to plenty of disappointment. Pakistan and Sri Lanka defeated India to carry on in the finals while getting knocked out. Saba Karim was critical of Indian Head Coach Rahul Dravid’s coaching tenure.

“Well, even Rahul Dravid is aware that the honeymoon period is over, and he is trying his best to be an alchemist but so far, such metals haven’t been converted into the core. One would expect him to do that. This is crunch time for Rahul Dravid. With the World Cup T20 coming up, next year the ODI World Cup coming up. These two big ICC events, if India can win both these championships, only Rahul Dravid will be satisfied with the kind of inputs he has given to team India,” Saba Karim mentioned on Sports18.

Karim also mentioned the inconsistency and final results of Rahul’s coaching. “If given an option Rahul Dravid would love to have those Test series win in South Africa and last Test match in England. He would love to swap that with so many bilateral wins that Indian has got under his belt. But that’s the nature of the challenges which Rahul Dravid has to face,”

“See Rahul is sensible and intelligent enough to understand that the only way he can define a successful tenure of his coaching career is if India- number one, wins ICC events and number two, it starts to win Test series in SENA countries. I’m not talking about Test wins. Test wins even while Rahul Dravid was playing, India had done that. But more importantly, when India starts to win SENA countries, the Test series, that’s when Rahul Dravid will be very happy with team India’s performance.”

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