Yesterday, India managed to win against Sri Lanka in a very tight chase, after losing the early wickets. India is currently in Sri Lanka, playing a 3-match ODI series followed by T-20.
Batting first, Sri Lanka put up 276 runs on board for India to chase. It looked tough as India lost its top order but Surya Kumar Yadav and Deepak Chahar turned the game for the country. With half-centuries each by the two young rising cricketers, India literally grabbed the victory from Sri Lanka’s hands.
WHAT. A. NIGHT 👏 👏#TeamIndia #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/o6Fvn2CrKD
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 20, 2021
Post-match celebrations were a treat to watch. In a video shared by BCCI, Rahul Dravid was seen congratulating the players in his own style and charm. It was his first major coaching assignment with the senior team, and he came through.
Addressing the players, Rahul Dravid says,
“They responded, we responded back. Like a champion team, we had our backs to the wall. We found our way to win.”
This is how a real leader looks like. Not letting down the opposition and at the same time, motivating his team, keeping their spirits high, and pushing them for more. Rahul Dravid as a coach is the best thing that has happened to Indian Cricket and there are no second thoughts to it.
From raw emotions to Rahul Dravid's stirring dressing room speech 🗣️🗣️@28anand & @ameyatilak go behind the scenes to get you reactions from #TeamIndia's 🇮🇳 thrilling win over Sri Lanka in Colombo 🔥 👌 #SLvIND
DO NOT MISS THIS!
Full video 🎥 👇https://t.co/j2NjZwZLkk pic.twitter.com/iQMPOudAmw
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 21, 2021
Post-match, Twitter was flooded with tweets in praise for the Indian team and the beloved Coach, Mr. Rahul Dravid.
In this Rahul David's team.
There is no one is which is bigger then game.
Everyone is feeling equal and secure.
Hatsoff to present team management.#INDvSL@BCCI @SGanguly99 https://t.co/reEYVPOPdc
— Sourabh Sharma (@professor1008) July 21, 2021
Euphoric scenario in Team 1 when team India won the game. #SLvIND #RahulDravid https://t.co/lCiRozBI23
— Shreepad Bhat (@ShreepadBhat3) July 21, 2021
We need to respect the opposition. They were suppose to respond, and they responded but we found a way to win: Coach #RahulDravid ❤️ https://t.co/wugiHbBxFK
— Sagar Khandelwal (@Khandelw13Sagar) July 21, 2021
Ohhh Wow just wow
What a stunning performance by #TeamIndia Simply amazing
Superb innings showcase by @deepak_chahar9 @surya_14kumar
& Role of mentor played by @BhuviOfficial was outstanding
Last but not list Good to see #RahulDravid on screen#INDvSL pic.twitter.com/Rko0gGaYvx
— Munaf Patel (@munafpa99881129) July 20, 2021
Deepak Chahar reveals Rahul Dravid words before he walked out to bat in 2nd ODI vs Sri Lanka
“No better way to win the match for the country. Rahul sir told me to play all the balls. I’ve played a few innings with India A and I think he has belief in me. He told me he thinks I’m good enough to be a No. 7. He has belief in me. Hopefully, in the coming matches I don’t have to bat,” Chahar said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Rahul Dravid hugged Deepak Chahar when he finish the yesterday's 2nd ODI match against Sri Lanka. And Looked that happiness of Rahul Dravid.#INDvSL #BCCI #IndianCricketTeam #RahulDravid #Cricket pic.twitter.com/m0jfbqTEcV
— Anshuman™🇮🇳 (@anshuman7345) July 21, 2021
What a sight , Dada as Bcci president , Wall as Indian Coach , Looking Forward For More Surprises that destiny have planned for the vintage fans !#SouravGanguly #RahulDravid #TeamIndia
— Krishh Sakhamuru (@KrishhSakhamuru) July 21, 2021
Groomed by the Legend @msdhoni Polished by the Wall !! #RahulDravid https://t.co/3dV12VIT15
— Shivam Chaudhary (@shivam1213) July 21, 2021
He deserves to be the coach of the Indian Team ❤️
So much respect for this man ❤️
#RahulDravid #SLvsIND #SLvIND #IndianCricketTeam pic.twitter.com/NhgJUw1R1x
— Satyam Mahapatra (@SatyamMahapatr7) July 21, 2021