India’s Under-19 cricket team have achieved another stunning feat by winning the World Cup for a record fourth time. While the team’s head coach Rahul Dravid has been given the credit for the boys’ huge success at the just ended World Cup, the former Indian skipper just refused to take the due credit that he deserves. Well, it was under the guidance of Rahul Dravid that the Indian team was able to clinch the title.
Though Rahul Dravid has not taken the due credit he deserves, he has won the hearts of many from across the world not just for his role but for his humility towards his fellow human beings.
The former Indian skipper has also won all praise from the arch rival Pakistan’s Under-19 management for his warm gesture to them and their boys in this World Cup.
Rahul Dravid visited Pakistani team’s dressing room right after the Indian Colts beat the neighbor team in the semi-finals clash to lift their spirits.
It was an all-around performance by Team India who outshone the Pakistani side by 203 runs in the semi-finals clash. The loss might be hard on Pakistan’s young squad but the Indian coach visited their dressing room to lift their spirits.
Pakistan’s U-19 team manager Nadeem Khan, a former Test player, appreciated the gesture of Dravid for visiting the opposition dressing room to boost the morale of the players. He said, “It was a very nice gesture only confirming Dravid’s stature in our eyes.”
This is not the first instance the former Indian skipper has won hearts from across the border.
Earlier, Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez met Dravid on a flight to New Zealand. Dravid was taking the U-19 team for the ICC World Cup and Pakistan were travelling to play limited overs cricket when Hafeez met him. Hafeez, who has played alongside Dravid in many India vs Pakistan encounters was all praise for the man as he went on to pose a selfie with him and posted on Twitter.
Met with a man called THE WALL in cricket RAHUL bhai @Im_Dravid he is a great human being always there to talk about cricket & helping u out , honoured to play with him in the Feild & always pleasure to meet U , stay blessed pic.twitter.com/vCyDwM34YYAdvertisement
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) December 28, 2017
Interestingly, the Pakistani team manager told media on returning from New Zealand that the way his players performed against India seemed as someone had cast a magic spell on them.