What a Relief It Must Have Been for Rohit Sharma & Rahul Dravid Combo to Cross the Icc Hurdle!

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  • Team India is always considered one of the top three favorites to win any International Cricket Council (ICC) organized events over the years. Such is the consistent domination showcased by the Indian cricket team that it is always ranked as the team to beat. The players representing Team India have not only been exceptionally talented but also endowed with mindboggling statistics to showcase their exploits on the cricketing field. Indian cricket is always blessed with individual superstars who were revered around the world for bringing in exceptional displays of finesse, artistry, and skill sets. Over the years, Team India has formed a formidable outfit with more than 5-6 world-class performers having abilities to win the game on their own.

Rohit

PC: India Today

  • However, the consistent performance to win the ICC events bogged Team India over the years. Cricket fans would know that Team India faltered several times since winning the 50-over World Cup in 2011. The eternal wait for the ICC Cup to come home has eventually ended with Team India triumphing in the recently concluded T20 World Cup jointly organized by the United States of India and the Caribbean Islands. Team India crossed the final hurdle by taming the South Africans in the finals of the T20 World Cup in Kensington Oval, Barbados in a thriller of a final. Team India emerged as the winner even though it appeared briefly that the South Africans would romp home quite comfortably. But this Team India had a great belief to not throw in the towel yet.
  • The way skipper Rohit Sharma has marshaled the troop in the last few years deserves special mention. Rohit not only set up a template of aggressive cricket while opening the batting but also has shown tremendous understanding of the game by introducing changes tactfully. Unfortunately, Team India faltered in the 50-over World Cup finals against the Aussies last year. But the combo of Rohit Sharma and Head Coach Rahul Dravid were determined to ensure Team India goes the distance in the shortest format of the marquee ICC event. Boy how skillfully Team India dominated the entire tournament without losing a single game to clinch the much-coveted trophy eventually. It must have come as a great relief to Rohit and Rahul with this triumph.

Rahul

PC: Times Now

  • The team chosen by the combo was carefully selected keeping in mind the conditions prevalent overseas. The faith imposed on the abilities of allrounder Hardik Pandya paid off tremendously. Hardik was superb with the bat and the ball. The spinners Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav marvelously complimented each other. What to say about the way Jasprit Bumrah has evolved as the best bowler in all formats of the game? Little wonder he was the player of the tournament for his commendable exploits. Rahul Dravid has accomplished as a coach what he could not as a player by winning the T20 World Cup. It must be gratifying for Rohit and Rajul to end their T20I career on a high note. Many congratulations to the two stalwarts of Indian cricket!