Rahul Dravid disagrees with Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri, says two Indian teams short term solution, not long term | India Tour of Sri Lanka | Dravid said about two teams of the same country – this is a short term solution, cannot say anything about the future
By Puneet Chaudhary - June 28, 2021
MumbaiOne hour ago
Rahul Dravid, who is accompanying Team India as coach for the limited overs series with Sri Lanka, has said that having two teams from the same country is a short term solution. You can do this only keeping in mind the current situation. Nothing can be said on this in terms of long term or future. The strategy of the two teams will have to be discussed further.
Earlier, Team India’s captain Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri had justified the plans of the two teams. Team India will play a series of 3-3 ODIs and T20 matches in Sri Lanka from July 13.
“Not ready to accept long term solution”
During the press conference, Dravid, director of the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Bangalore, said that I am not ready to consider it as a long term solution. It will require a lot of stakeholders, sponsors and media rights. It can get very expensive. However, this will reduce the pressure in the short term. Right now it is finding it difficult for a player to follow many protocols. It will be difficult to say anything on when things will settle down in the future.
“India had no other option”
Regarding the current situation, Dravid said that at present it is difficult to follow the quarantine and various rules. No one knows what is going to happen next month. However, as long as there are restrictions between the two countries, a two-team strategy can be adopted. India had no option but to do so at the moment.
Virat talked about mental space
Earlier, Virat and Shastri had given different statements about the two teams. Virat had said that the strategy of 2 teams is also correct because due to Corona, you have to spend a lot of time in one country and are facing quarantine. It is becoming increasingly difficult for players to maintain confidence. There is no longer mantle space as before.
Shastri and BCCI treasurer Dhumal also supported
At the same time, Shastri had said that this strategy can be adopted even further. There is corona at present, but do not know further. If shorter formats are to be promoted in the future, having two teams can be a medium. BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said that in future also limited over series can be done with other team. Main team players need rest. In such a situation, 2 teams can prove to be helpful.
BCCI’s plan for Sri Lanka tour