Rahul Dravid acknowledges DIFFICULTIES of having multiple captains


IND vs SA: India vs South Africa Live Updates – Indian head coach Rahul Dravid has acknowledged the difficulties of having different captains in different series, claiming that he did not plan for this when he took up the role initially. Follow IND vs SA Live Updates, India vs South Africa Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

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It’s been challenging as well, we have got six captains in the last eight months, which actually wasn’t the plan when I started, but it’s the nature of the number of games we are playing,” Dravid told Star Sports before the start of the fifth match.

IND vs SA: Rahul Dravid acknowledges DIFFICULTIES of having multiple captains, says ‘It is CHALLENGING, it wasn’t my plan’

Since Dravid took over in November after the T20 World Cup, India have had Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya (set to lead in Ireland) as national captains due to the COVID-19 related bubble breaks, simultaneous series held in countries, and injury-induced breaks.

India have had six captains in the last eight months

The ‘Wall’ accepted that that the times are such that one has to accept the situation. “It’s the nature of COVID, so I have had to work with quite a few people. It has been great fun. A lot of other guys have got an opportunity to lead, we have got opportunities to create more leaders in the group,” he looked at the positive side of the things.

IND vs SA: Rahul Dravid acknowledges DIFFICULTIES of having multiple captains, says ‘It is CHALLENGING, it wasn’t my plan’

The endeavour has been to get better in every aspect although losing the Test and ODI series in South Africa was disappointing. “We have constantly strived to get better, we have tried a lot of different people. In the last eight months, touring South Africa was a bit of a disappointment in terms of Test cricket,” he said.

Meanwhile, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has claimed that Dravid will start scrutinizing his players for the 2022 ICC  T20 World Cup from the next season onwards.

He has been planning to play a settled set of players at some stage. Probably from the England tour next month, we will start playing with players who are likely to play in the T20 World Cup in October,” said Ganguly.

IND vs SA: Rahul Dravid acknowledges DIFFICULTIES of having multiple captains, says ‘It is CHALLENGING, it wasn’t my plan’

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