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'I Think...'- Rahul Dravid Talks About Recovery After India's Loss At World Cup 2023 Final 


Indian Cricket Team head coach Rahul Dravid is of the opinion that the current crop of Indian cricketers is focused on the job at hand despite crashing out of the 2023 World Cup Final. The former Indian captain feels that the team is determined to put in the hard yards and have their eyes firmly set on the first Test match against South Africa in Centurion beginning on December 26.

Although Dravid confessed that the heartbreaking World Cup final defeat was a tough pill to swallow for the team and the entire nation, he feels that as a professional cricketer, the players in the current squad know how to let go of the past and focus on the developments that lie ahead of them.

While interacting with the reporters on Sunday, Dravid stated that the result in the 2023 World Cup Final may have been disappointing but the boys still need to pull themselves back up ahead of an important series that will in turn help them prepare for future ICC tournaments.

"It was a disappointment but you have to move on in international cricket with a series coming up which will all add up in the end to trying to qualify for another ICC event in 2025. There's not enough time to stay down. You got to pick yourself up and I think we have done that really well. I think the spirit in the camp has been superb. All the guys that have come in are really excited to play this series."

Rahul Dravid holds the belief that batting in South African conditions will pose a challenge, as the batters may encounter difficulties with bounce and seam movement. According to him, the outcome of the series could be determined by the performance of the batting units from both teams.

India are yet to register their maiden Test series victory on South African soil. The closest the Indian side came to their maiden series victory was back in the 2021-22 Test series where the visitors lost to a depleted Proteas side by 2-1 despite gaining a lead in the series.