Former World Cup winning-batter Sachin Tendulkar suggested the Indian team under Rahul Dravid take losses in their stride and ensure that they can come back from it with a positive mind frame.
Under Dravid, India recently lost the Tests and the ODI series against South Africa, a big blemish in his short stint so far. However, the team needs to keep moving forward with an eye on the upcoming T20 and ODI World Cups.
“I know that guys would give their best shot and prepare to the best of their ability. You have so many people backing you. It’s all about having that support at the right time.“
“Of course, everyone has played enough cricket. Rahul has played enough cricket to understand there are gonna be ups and downs along the way. Not to lose hope is the only thing. Keep trying and we will keep moving forward,” Tendulkar told on the show ‘Backstage with Boria’.
“That’s a long wait” – Sachin Tendulkar on India’s wait for ICC trophies
The previous time India won an ICC event was back in 2013 under MS Dhoni’s leadership when the Men in Blue defeated hosts, England, to lay claim to the ICC Champions Trophy. Since then, a trophy drought has ensued for the strong favorites.
“In the month of April this year, we’ll complete 11 years of World Cup win. That’s a long wait. Everyone including me would love to see that trophy in BCCI’s cabinet. This is one trophy that all the cricketers play for. It doesn’t get any bigger than that… be it a shorter or longer format. World Cup is something special and that’s what I feel,” Tendulkar added.
Under Virat Kohli, India failed to win an ICC Trophy and it is now the turn of Rohit Sharma to make the difference.