Rahul Dravid expresses displeasure over state of facilities ahead of game vs Ireland

Rahul Dravid shares his displeasure over the conditions that has been handed to India ahead of their T20 World Cup game against Ireland on Wednesday.

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Rahul Dravid (Source-BCCI)

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Indian coach Rahul Dravid is set to begin his final tournament with the national team before his term ends. The 51-year-old has expressed displeasure and disappointment over the facilities that have been provided to the Indian team ahead of the T20 World Cup tournament. 

Team India will play their first game of the tournament on Wednesday at the Nassau Cricket County ground. Team India would have seen what had happened during the South Africa and Sri Lanka game which a low-scoring contest. 

While speaking to the media Dravid said, “It’s obviously different…typically the buzz that you have around these events, with cricket not being one of the major sports in this country… But hopefully, once our games start and a lot of the Indian fans do start coming in, you start seeing that similar kind of excitement.”

Rahul Dravid questions practice facilities 

Team India has been practicing hard ahead of its first game against Ireland on Wednesday. The team will ponder about its playing XI with a variety of combinations likely for their opening game. Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid will have to pick out their opening combination as Virat Kohli has been in top form at that position during the IPL. 

Further addressing the media, Dravid said “It is a bit strange to be practicing in a park”. This statement from the national coach of India will surely get attention of the organizers and the ICC. 

Meanwhile Rishabh Pant is looking forward to his first game for India in over 18 months as he gets ready to take on Ireland. The 26-year-old has been in prime form while speaking to the media said “It’s always quite exciting because it’s a special match. You always feel more pressure because people remember these matches for a long time.”

Indian vice-captain Hardik Pandya also made a statement to the media where he said “There is a crowd everywhere you go… So that is very normal, which I accept. At the same point of time, I do my best to disconnect from all those things and focus on the sport.”


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