India will win so many trophies in the next 5-6 years: Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid, the former Indian cricketer and recently retired head coach, expressed unwavering confidence in the future of Indian cricket. As the Men in Blue clinched the T20 World Cup 2024 title by defeating South Africa in a thrilling final, Dravid’s optimism resonated with fans and players alike.

Rahul Dravid’s coaching tenure with India

Dravid’s tenure as coach witnessed significant milestones, including India’s runner-up finish in the World Test Championship and the ODI World Cup. However, it was the T20 World Cup victory that marked the pinnacle of his coaching journey. India’s 7-run triumph over Aiden Markram’s South Africa ended an 11-year wait for an ICC trophy.

In his post-match reflections, Dravid emphasized the remarkable talent within the Indian cricket team. Their energy, confidence, and skill level are unparalleled, and Dravid firmly believes that this generation will continue to shine. Looking ahead, he predicted that India would secure numerous trophies in the next 5-6 years, cementing their dominance on the global cricket stage.

“There is fantastic talent in the Indian cricket team. Their energy and confidence are on another level at this time. In the coming times, India will win so many trophies, in the next 5-6 years. This was a journey of 2 years. The construction of this team and the kind of skills we wanted, the players we wanted. The discussions started when I started in 2021 and this is not the work of just this World Cup, It feels like a journey of 2 years,” Dravid said after the match.

Dravid’s own journey as a player was marked by near misses—losing the 2003 World Cup final and facing early exits in subsequent tournaments. However, as a coach, he found redemption through the young talents he nurtured. His coaching stint was not just about personal redemption; it was about building a cohesive team, instilling skills, and fostering a winning mindset. The T20 World Cup victory was a collective achievement, and Dravid expressed immense pride in being part of it.

Against South Africa, India batted first and posted a competitive total of 176/7, anchored by Virat Kohli’s brilliant 76. The bowlers defended the target with determination, securing the elusive trophy. Dravid’s legacy as a coach will forever be intertwined with this historic win, and his belief in India’s future success remains unwavering.

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