Watch: Reporter Asks Rahul Dravid's Take On "BazBall", Rahul Dravid Says He Doesn't Know What Is It
Watch: Reporter Asks Rahul Dravid's Take On "BazBall", Rahul Dravid Says He Doesn't Know What Is It

India National Cricket Team head coach Rahul Dravid was asked about the ‘Bazball’ after the England National Cricket Team defeated India National Cricket Team in the fifth and final Test match of the series at the Edgbaston, Birmingham on Tuesday, July 5.

Bazball is a term that has been talked about a lot since former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has been appointed as England’s Test coach.

Brendon McCullum, Ben Stokes
Brendon McCullum, Ben Stokes. (Photo: Twitter)

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Bazball is actually a term coined by England, which points to the aggressive and entertaining brand of cricket that the England National Cricket Team are aimed at playing in the purest format of the game in their new era, under head coach McCullum and captain Ben Stokes.

This new Bazball approach has been very beneficial for the England Test team as they recently defeated World Test Champions New Zealand by 3-0 and in the rescheduled Test against India, they chased down 378 runs target in the 4th innings, which is the highest successful run-chase by England in the history of Test cricket and the highest successful run-chase at the Edgbaston Birmingham.

I would say that the kind of cricket they have been playing in the last few months has been really good – Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid. PC- Twitter
Rahul Dravid. PC- Twitter

Speaking to the press after the Edgbaston Test, India head coach Dravid was asked by a reporter to share his views on the Bazball concept.

“People are talking a lot about Bazball. Some say this will change cricket entirely. As a coach what is your take on Bazball,” a reporter said.

“Don’t really know what’s that,” Dravid replied with a smile.

India head coach Dravid added that the brand of cricket England have been playing in recent times has been really impressive.

“I would definitely say that the kind of cricket they have been playing in the last few months has been really good. They have been really good at chasing. That chasing is not easy in the fourth innings in England.

“Whatever brand of cricket one wants to play, it depends a lot on the players and the kind of form they are in presently. When the players are in good form, you obviously play a more positive game, as we did in that innings where Pant and Jadeja were batting,” he added.

Cheteshwar Pujara, Rahul Dravid.
Cheteshwar Pujara, Rahul Dravid. Image-BCCI

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