Rahul Dravid, who often shows less emotions, this time was not able to console dejected Rohit Sharma & Co in the dressing room after WC final loss
As Australia won its sixth World Cup, the hopes of over 142 crore Indians were dashed. ICC World Cup in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday. India was unbeaten throughout the tournament and skipper Rohit Singh and coach Rahul Dravi were praised for maintaining good team spirit. It must have hurt to lose the final, especially with so many expectations. Dravid was not able, as he has been with India Cricket Team for over a full year and is a man who is less emotional, to watch the team break down.
The head coach was questioned about the dressing room atmosphere in the post-match media conference after India’s six wicket loss to Australia.
Rahul Dravid said: “Yeah. He’s disappointed as are most of the boys. It wasn’t. There were a lot emotions in the dressing room. It was hard to watch as a trainer because I know what these guys have done, how much they’ve sacrificed, and how hard they’ve worked. So, it’s tough. It’s difficult to watch that as a teacher, because you know the boys personally.”
“You can see how hard they work, and the type of cricket that we played. But that’s just sport. That’s what happens. It is possible. The better team won that day. I’m certain that the sun will rise tomorrow morning. We’ll take it as a lesson. We’ll learn from it..
We’ll all move on. That’s what you have to do as a sportman. You’ve had some great highs and some lows. You don’t stop. You never stop. If you don’t put your life on the line and play games like this, you won’t experience these great highs. You don’t get to experience the highs or lows. If you don’t, you won’t learn. Dravid was added.
India Cricket Team suffers another heartbreak
It was deja vu for Rohit Sharma & Co. and for Indian fans as this was the second time in six months that the team lost to Australia in the ICC final.
The first was the WTC final in Oval, where 209 runs won. The World Cup is over. The wait continues to be for India Cricket Team win the ICC event. India has been without an ICC Trophy for over a decade. This is India’s tenth defeat in the knockouts, after winning the Champions Trophy last year.