Rahul Dravid reveals how Rohit stopped him from quitting after CWC heartbreak – “Ro, thank you very much for making that call”

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Rahul Dravid

In a heartwarming twist of fate, India’s former cricketing legend and head coach, Rahul Dravid, revealed how a timely phone call from Rohit Sharma prevented him from quitting after the ODI World Cup heartbreak.

Dravid’s tenure had ended with India’s loss to Australia in the ODI World Cup final, despite an impressive 10-match winning streak. However, the coaching staff received an extension until the end of the T20 World Cup.

Rahul Dravid bids farewell

In a touching farewell speech to the Indian cricket team after their T20 World Cup victory, Dravid expressed his gratitude to Rohit. “Ro, thank you very much for making that call to me in November and asking me to continue,” Dravid said, his voice filled with emotion. “It’s been such a privilege and a pleasure to work with each and every one of you. But Ro, also thanks for the time… there is a lot of time we have to chat, discuss, agree, and sometimes disagree. Thank you so very much,” Dravid added, as Rohit chuckled shyly.

Dravid’s coaching journey was marked by resilience and collective effort. He praised the team for playing as a cohesive unit, crossing the line despite previous disappointments. “I could not be more proud of you guys,” he said. “The whole country is really, really proud of each and every one of you and what you have achieved. All of you should be,” Dravid emphasized.

As the Indian cricketing fraternity celebrates this historic win, Rohit Sharma’s timely call symbolizes the power of encouragement, camaraderie, and unwavering support. Dravid’s coaching legacy, intertwined with moments like these, will forever echo across the cricketing landscape.