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“Honeymoon Period Is Over” – Saba Karim On Rahul Dravid’s Tenure As India Head Coach

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid (Credit: AP)

With only a month to go for the T20 World Cup, Team India faces an acid Test after a group stage exit last year in the UAE. Former cricketer Saba Karim feels head coach Rahul Dravid will under the scanner when the Men in Blue begin their campaign in the marquee T20 competition.

Dravid was appointed as the coach of the Indian team after Ravi Shastri stepped down from the role after the last edition of the T20 World Cup 2022. Dravid has had a great start to his coaching career but will face the real test now.

Former BCCI selector Saba Karim says that this is a ‘crunch time’ for Rahul Dravid. Speaking on Sports18, Karim stated:

“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 core. One would expect him to do that.

“This is crunch time for 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 then only Dravid will be satisfied with the kind of inputs he has given to team India.”

“He would love to swap that with so many bilateral wins” – Saba Karim on Rahul Dravid

Saba Karim, who played one Test and 34 ODIs, also spoke on Team India’s inconsistent results under Dravid’s coaching. The cricketer-turned-commentator stated:

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

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