Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid enjoyed an international career that many can only dream off. The architect of some of India’s most memorable victories, the former India skipper is one of the few individuals who crossed the 10,000-run mark in both Tests and One-Day Internationals.

And although his captaincy career was a short one, it was quite memorable. He led the team to series victories in England and the West Indies for the first time in a generation.

He was also a part of the team that took India to the number one rankings in Test cricket for the first time. But despite enjoying a stellar international career, Dravid could never lay his hands on the holy grail of the game – the World Cup.

The batting legend played three World Cups and came closest to winning it in 2003 when India made it to the finals but fell short.

Don't Carry the Pain of Not Winning a World Cup, Says Rahul Dravid
Prithvi Shaw and Rahul Dravid with the Under-19 World Cup (Credits: Getty)

India eventually won the World Cup in 2011 after a long gap of 28 years, but Dravid was not a part of that squad despite being an integral part of the Test team. But while winning the World Cup would have surely made Dravid’s career even more attractive, the batting legend does not regret it at all.

Fresh from guiding India’s Under-19 to the World Cup glory last week, the 45-year old said he does not dwell on the past before expressing his delight over the Under-19 team’s triumph.

“I don’t carry the pain of not winning a World Cup, my career is over, and I have forgotten all that. I am just happy that these boys worked hard to achieve their goals and it is good to see them come out as champions,” said the legendary player in an interaction with the media after returning to India.

“It was a bit stressful during the IPL auction weekend, and that was the only time I was a little worried, apart from that I think it was a good time that all of us had,” he added.

India had thrashed Australia by eight wickets in the final on Saturday (February 3) to lift the World Cup. Batting first, Australia could post only 216 which India chased down with utmost ease.

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