India vs Australia: After India sealed a historic win against the Aussies at the Gabba, many fans fondly remembered former skipper Rahul Dravid’s contribution. Post-retirement, Dravid took over as head coach for the India Under-19 and India A teams from 2016 to 2019. Many of the players he coached — like Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant, and Washington Sundar among others — were part of the match-winning team on Tuesday.
The Indian cricket team defeated Australia by three wickets at the GABA International Stadium. With this, India won the four-match series 2-1.
Here is how Fans were grateful to Rahul Dravid:
He is NOT on Twitter but #RahulDravid is the man behind the rise of all these players at National Cricket Academy and India `A’ : Gill, Shardul, Sundar, Siraj, Saini, Pant…Let us hail Dravid the astute cricket mind even as we celebrate the feat Down Under????
— Vijay Lokapally (@vijaylokapally) January 19, 2021
Real man of the series – Rahul Dravid. Building such a great bench strength through India A. Moulded in his personality – grit, resilience and immense self belief!!
— Mandar Dandekar (@MandarDandekar) January 19, 2021
In an office at the NCA in Bangalore, Rahul Dravid must be watching and feeling proud of the India A and India U19 programs he’s developed, which gave India their depth.
Then, he’ll quietly get back to work planning the next series.
— Snehal Pradhan (@SnehalPradhan) January 19, 2021
“Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight”
— Priyangshu Gogoi (@PriyangshuG) January 19, 2021
Rahul Dravid right now ???
The man who laid the strong foundation through U19 coach. He couldn’t have the luck to lift many trophies. But he is making sure the country would definitely won them one day. #INDvsAUS ???? pic.twitter.com/DOcHl8zgyN
— Shrikanth Parthasarathy (@shrikanth_vsi) January 19, 2021