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Rahul Dravid Reveals Who Prevented Him From Quitting His Job in 2023 After World Cup Final Loss

The T20 World Cup 2024 triumph for the Indian cricket team was nothing short of a wound-healing agent because this team was still suffering from defeat in the World Test Championship (WTC) final and the 2023 ODI World Cup final at the hands of Australia. Eliminating Australia from the World Cup and winning the T20 World Cup 2024 title was immensely memorable for the Indian cricket team, considering its context.

The World Cup victory was not only a historic occasion for the players, but it was also the ideal way to conclude Rahul Dravid’s time as head coach. But this moment would not happen if coach Dravid did not get a call from Indian captain Rohit Sharma. The renowned Indian batter disclosed how a phone call from captain Rohit Sharma prevented him from resigning following the 2023 World Cup final defeat. 

“I wasn’t really sure, if I was going to continue after the 50 overs World Cup and obviously there was a great joy of having had a fantastic ODI World Cup, but also the disappointment of not crossing the line was there. For Rohit to pick up the phone to me and say Rahul lets have one more crack at it in 6 or eight months time. It will be lovely to have a crack together,”  Rahul Dravid said, during the Thursday felicitation ceremony held at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.

“I think that was best phone call of my life,” he added.

Dravid also thanked the fans for their support and stated that he would miss it all when his tenure as the Indian cricket team‘s head coach ended. 

“I am going to miss this love. What we have seen today, is absolutely phenomenal. I think it is the fans and people who make cricket the game it is. We are truly indebted to the guys,” Dravid concluded.

The T20 World Cup was Rahul Dravid’s final tournament in charge, and the renowned Indian batter and current coach of the Indian team revealed how a phone call from captain Rohit Sharma prevented him from leaving his job following the ICC ODI World Cup final loss in 2023.

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