Rahul Dravid is one of the greatest batsmen in the history of the game. In his long illustrious career, Dravid scored tons and runs and played a huge role in taking Indian cricket in the right direction.
Many former cricketers and pundits say that Dravid had one of the highest techniques in the game and the ability to counter some of the best bowling attacks in difficult batting conditions.
And, now, Mr. Rahul Sharad Dravid has also established himself as one of the finest cricket coaches in the world. Under his mentorship and coaching, India’s U19 Cricket Team won the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018.
The moment India lifted the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018, Twitterati, including cricketers and politicians of India, showered praises on Rahul Dravid.
Congrats to India's talented young cricket team for winning the Under-19 World Cup. Calmness and composure of our boys embellishes their skills. Proud of captain @Shaw_Prithvi and his mates, as well as of coach Rahul Dravid and the hard-working support staff #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) February 3, 2018
Rahul Dravid and Roger Federer are my heroes. Never change, gentlemen.
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) February 3, 2018
Every Indian is delighted, all credit to Rahul Dravid for committing himself to these young kids ,and a legend like him deserves to lay his hands on the WC. Only Fitting. #INDvAUS
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 3, 2018
Finally a World Cup for Rahul Dravid!
No one deserves it more than him!#U19CWC
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) February 3, 2018
“Hopefully its not a win that defines them. Hopefully they go on to bigger and better things.” Rahul Dravid. Front foot forward, eases into that drive and the ball pings the boundary rope. #ICCU19CWC
— Jamie Alter (@jamie_alterTOI) February 3, 2018
Rahul Dravid cracks me up. Speaks during interview about how embarrassed he is sometimes as coach of India U-19 because too much attention is put on him because of his stature rather than the players and support staff. Class act. World cricket needs more of him.
— Peter Della Penna (@PeterDellaPenna) February 3, 2018
Well done Prithvi Shaw & Co. you guys are the champions. Legend Rahul Dravid, the coach deserves a lot of credit for the way this team has played. #U19WorldCup
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) February 3, 2018
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) February 3, 2018
At times working with these kids, I get the undue attention. It is the staff as a whole who has worked hard – Rahul Dravid.
Enough of the sung/unsung stuff? Just enjoy having him at the helm.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) February 3, 2018
— Deputy (@JhoothaChal) February 3, 2018
In the post interview with Simon Doull Rahul Dravid spoke in the most gentlemanly manner as ever and won our heart, yet again. This is what he said:
“I am really proud of the boys, proud of the effort that they have put in and proud of the support staff as well. I think the effort we have put in over the last 14 months have been sensational. They really deserved this, couldn’t be really happier and proud for this bunch of boys,” Dravid said.
“It’s really nice for them and hopefully it’s a memory they’ll cherish for a long time, and hopefully it’s not a memory that defines them and they will have a lot more bigger and better memories as they go on ahead in their careers,” Dravid told Simon Doull after the match,” the ‘Wall’ added.
Rahul Dravid also added that he tends to get a lot of attention, which should be directed at the players instead.