According to Rahul Dravid’s new statement, it would be unfair to expect every key player to be available for all the series every time.
Indian Team Coach Rahul Dravid’s new statement
This was Rahul Dravid’s statement in a press conference:
“Rohit Sharma is our all-format player. It would be unwise to expect everyone to be available all the time. There are times when we’ve to rest our big players.
It is great that we have a lot of Indian captains doing well. Hardik was one of them. KL did a good job at LSG and Sanju in RR. Shreyas in KKR.
It is really pleasing to have him (Hardik Pandya) back. Hardik at his best is a fantastic cricketer with both bat and ball. He’s been very successful in white-ball cricket and has shown some really good form in this IPL as well.
His leadership was very impressive in the IPL and he performed well. At this point in time from our perspective, it is positive that he has started bowling again. A really ensuring fact is that we can get the best out of him as a cricketer in terms of contributions.
It is really great to see the young batters leading the team as it helps people grow and develop as players, having to lead teams to make the decisions. It helps you grow as a person and as a player and it is great from our perspective that the younger Indian players are leading well in the IPL”.-Rahul Dravid’s Statement in a press conference
At the same time, Dravid also mentioned that the success of Indian players as captains in the IPL tournament will eventually benefit the Indian team. Rahul Dravid means that the leadership role helps in promoting the growth of cricketers and helps them discover their new talents.
Recently, Hardik Pandya led Gujarat Titans to the winning title in its first season. At the same time players like Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, and Sanju Samson too did a wonderful job. They have led their respective franchises in the recently concluded IPL 2022.
Many new players are added to the team for the series against South Africa. This gives a chance for the new players to prove their talent . Also, it secures their spot in the Indian cricket team for the upcoming big tournaments.
At the same time, the key players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will get enough time to be rested before coming up against the big challenging teams and important tournaments like Asia Cup 2022 and T20 World Cup 2022 to perform well.