After beating England in the ODI and T20I series post a disappointing result in the rescheduled fifth Test match, Team India has arrived in the Caribbean for a three-match ODI assignment set to be followed by five T20Is. The BCCI arranged a charter flight for the squad as the players boarded the flight from Manchester on Monday.
While senior players like Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant have been rested from the ODI contest, Virat Kohli has been rested from the entire tour. In the absence of senior players, the likes of Sanju Samson, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shubhman Gill have been included in the squad for the ODI series.
Ahead of the series opener, India’s opener and captain for the ODI-leg, Shikhar Dhawan posted an Insta reel on Tuesday featuring India’s head coach Rahul Dravid along with others in the squad.
In the Insta reel, former Indian captain and current head coach, Rahul Dravid joined the other players to say ‘hey’ to the camera in their own style. Apart from Rahul Dravid, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Siraj featured in the Insta reels.
While every player tries his best to impress with their own unique style, India’s head coach eventually stole the show as Insta users seem highly impressed with Rahul Dravid’s simplicity. In the video, Dravid comes at the end and says ‘hey’ in normal style, and lets out a sheepish smile. Dhawan’s post instantly caught the attention of several users as they were amused to see the legendary batter in a new avatar.
While one Insta user jokingly claimed that ‘these gen guy making him look so different,’ another one was shocked to see Rahul Dravid featuring in Insta reels. Notably, Dravid took over as the full-time coach of the Indian cricket team from Ravi Shastri after the latter’s tenure ended following the T20 World Cup, last year. He was earlier the head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.
After winning the ODI series against England, Rahul Dravid claimed that the team’s tactics and strategy was absolutely brilliant. “A real credit to the team and captain for working out the strategies and executing them well,” he said. India’s tour of the West Indies will begin with the first ODI at the Port of Spain in Trinidad on July 22.