Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid
Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid. (Photo: Twitter)

Last Update on: September 4th, 2022 at 12:50 pm

The hype for India vs Pakistan is getting crazier day by day. The two teams are set to clash once again on Sunday (04th September) and give the entire World a moment to cherish. India looks like a dominant team as they have got a lot of match winners who can easily dethrone the Men in Green. The Men in Blue looks like a puissant team as Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav have returned back to form which is ice on the cake for a billion people.

Pakistan Cricket Team should play fearlessly rather than getting bogged down. In the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup, they played like they have got nothing to lose which got the best out of them. In the 1st encounter, the Men in Green looked a bit scratchy which was the main reason behind their downfall. Head Coach Rahul Dravid was seen addressing the pre-match press conference ahead of India vs Pakistan clash.

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid. Image: Twitter

Rahul Dravid on Virat Kohli in Pre-Match Press Conference

A Journalist asked Rahul Dravid about his conversation with Virat Kohli. “Bahut lagega yaar yaha pe. Pehli baat, players and coaches ke beech jo baatein hoti he woh me aake media me toh baat nahi karunga. Haa yeh bhi baat kar rahe the ki khana kaha acha milta hai Dubai me. Unko bahut ache restaurants bhi pata he yaha pe. So woh bhi advice kar rahe the. (See, I can’t reveal the conversations between player and coach. But yes, we were also talking about where we can get good food here. He knows a lot of good restaurants here)”

When asked about Virat Kohli’s recent form. “He’s (Kohli) also coming back after a break, it’s nice to see that he’s come back fresh, looking forward to playing all these games. He got time to spend in the middle. Hopefully he will kick on from here on and have a good tournament,” Dravid said ahead of the Asia Cup Super 4s game against Pakistan.

Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid. Pic Credits: Twitter“For us, it’s not really about how many runs he makes. Especially with Virat, people get a little bit obsessed with his statistics and numbers. For us, it’s really not about that,” ‘The Legendary Batter said.

It’s about the contributions he makes at different phases of the game. It doesn’t have to be in 50s or 100s or a stat for us, even a small contribution makes a lot for us in T20s. He’s really keen on putting on good performances,” Dravid concluded.

Rahul Dravid wary of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

Rahul Dravid would be keen to see Virat Kohli dazzle on the stage against the arch-rivals Pakistan. There has been quite criticism on Virat Kohli’s strike rate; but we often forget that if a batter scores 70 odd runs then the rest of the batting line up can play around him.

Virat Kohli & Suryakumar Yadav
Virat Kohli & Suryakumar Yadav Image Source – Twitter

Skipper Rohit Sharma needs to pull up his socks and make a healthy contribution against Pakistan. The batter can’t just consume the deliveries without getting a substantial score on the board. The way he performed against Pakistan would worry Head Coach Rahul Dravid as he is vulnerable against the swinging deliveries in the initial stages. The two star Indian batters: Virat & Rohit will have to play according to their reputation to give India a rollicking start.

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