A former Indian cricketer disclosed a significant piece of information concerning his unsuccessful attempt to join the support staff under India’s head coach, Rahul Dravid.
In the final ODI of the series between India and Australia in Chennai, the home team suffered a rare series loss on their turf. Australia bounced back strongly after losing the first match in Mumbai and won the series by clinching the final match. India’s batting line-up crumbled under the pressure of the 270-run chase, especially the lower-middle order.
Australia made a solid start to their innings after choosing to bat first. But, their momentum was halted by Hardik Pandya’s three quick wickets. The all-rounder dismissed Travis Head, Steve Smith, and Mitchell Marsh in succession, bringing India back into the game. The left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav also delivered an impressive performance. He took three wickets, but conceded 56 runs in his 10 overs. Yadav removed the next three batters in the order after Pandya’s spell.
RAHUL DRAVID SUCCEEDED RAVI SHASTRI AS INDIA’S COACH
On Twitter, a user criticized Kuldeep Yadav’s performance in a match against Australia, claiming that the spinner did not bowl to the right field, unlike Australian spinners Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar, who had better fielding placements by Steve Smith. So,the user tagged former India spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan in the tweet, seeking his opinion on the matter.
In response to the tweet, Sivaramakrishnan made a surprising revelation, diverting the focus from the criticism of Yadav’s bowling. The former India star’s comment has raised eyebrows among fans and analysts. He said:
“I offered my services to Rahul Dravid and he said that I was too senior to him ,to be working under him-with the spinners.”
Earlier this month, Rahul Dravid reached out to Sairaj Bahutule, a former leg-spinner, to assist Indian spinners for the four-Test series against Australia. Currently, Paras Mhambrey is India’s bowling coach, having taken over from Bharat Arun in November 2021.
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