David Warner Lauds Rahul Dravid, Feels India Will Be A Formidable Test Team In Future
David Warner, Rahul Dravid
David Warner, Rahul Dravid
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David Warner Lauds Rahul Dravid, Feels India Will Be A Formidable Test Team In Future

David Warner, Australia, and Sunrisers Hyderabad opener credited former India batsman Rahul Dravid for the role he has played in grooming the Indian youngsters during his stint as India A and India U-19 team coach.

When India captain Virat Kohli left Australia on paternity leave after a debacle in Adelaide Test, many expected the Ajinkya Rahane-led Indian team to yield and lose the plot Down Under.

David Warner
David Warner (Image Credit: Twitter)

David Warner Praise Indian Youngsters For Rising To The Occasion On The Last Australian Test Series Who Will Be Going To Be A Force To Reckon With

But despite suffering numerous injuries as the series progressed, the Indian team managed to script a historic win, courtesy of youngsters like Shubman Gill, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Rishabh Pant, and Navdeep Saini all rising to the occasion.

India was bundled out for just 36 runs in their second innings in the first Test against Australia in Adelaide, losing the day/night Test by 8 wickets. India bounced back to win the second Test in Melbourne, showed remarkable resilience to draw the third Test in Sydney, and won the fourth Test in Brisbane for their second successive Test series triumph on Australian soil.

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

As India gets ready to face New Zealand in the WTC final, Australia batsman David Warner has praised the energetic youngsters in the team and said that the Indian team will be a force to reckon with in the years to come.

“When you take the captain (Kohli) away, who is a world-class player and has a lot of runs on the board, and you’ve got this youth coming with energy and performing against us the way they did, I think they are going to be a force to be reckoned with,” David Warner said on Sports Today.

Mohammed Siraj ended up as the highest wicket-taker for India in the Australia tour with 13 wickets in the Border- Gavaskar Trophy 2020/21. India’s tour of Australia in 2020/21 was a memorable one for cricket fans.

Team India managed to defeat Australia 2-1 in the four-match Test series despite missing players like Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Hanuma Vihari, and KL Rahul during different parts of the contest.

David Warner Praise Rahul Dravid Who Is Getting Players Ready For International Cricket And Feels India Will Be A Formidable Test Side In The Future

David Warner also credited former India batsman Rahul Dravid for the role he has played in grooming the Indian youngsters during his stint as India A and India U-19 team coach.

 “The IPL has been a great platform and you have to give credit to Rahul Dravid. It seems like he is doing a fantastic job through the pathway system to get these players ready for international cricket. It showed when they came to play us here. In the future India is going to be a very formidable side in Test cricket as they are now,” David Warner signed off.
Rahul Dravid Photo Credit: PTI
Rahul Dravid Photo Credit: PTI

Rahul Dravid, former India skipper, and current National Cricket Academy (NCA) head will coach the Indian limited-overs team that will play a six-game series (3 T20Is, 3 ODIs) against Sri Lanka in July. Apart from Rahul Dravid, the coaching staff will consist of members of Rahul Dravid’s team from the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

Rahul Dravid This will be Rahul Dravid’s second stint with the Indian team after working with the Men in Blue as a batting consultant during the England tour in 2014.

Shikhar Dhawan will captain the 20 members Indian side while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be the vice-captain of the team during the tour of Sri Lanka.