Twitter Reactions After India Won Series Against SL Under Rahul’s Guidance

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virat kohli and yuvraj singh tweet after india wins against sri lanka

On 20th July, India managed to win against Sri Lanka in a very tight chase. India is currently playing a 3-match ODI series followed by a T-20 in Sri Lanka. Coach Rahul Dravid in an inspiring dressing room speech said that team India responded like champions with its back to the wall. His young side registered a win in the second ODI against Sri Lanka here.

India was reduced to 193 for seven in 36th over while chasing 276 for victory on Tuesday. However, Deepak Chahar (69) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (19) shared an unbroken 84-run stand with three wickets in hand and five balls to spare.

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Dravid said in a video posted on BCCI.tv, “Obviously we finished on the right side of the result, which is incredible and fantastic but even if we didn’t finish on the right side of the result, it is the fight all the way through was absolutely brilliant, so well done to all of you.” He continued, “We said they were going to respond, we knew we had to respect the opposition. The opposition was going to respond, they’re also an international team. They responded, and we responded back like a champion team. With our back to the wall, we found a way to break them. So really well done to all of you. Fantastic job.”

Even though it is a big reason to celebrate in and of itself, this is Rahul Dravid’s first major coaching assignment with the senior team as well, and he came through. BCCI also shared the images from the series and appreciated them.

Although we are really hoping BCCI releases the full speech at some point but for now, Twitter was flooded with tweets in praise for the Indian team post-match. Even Kohli and Yuvraj couldn’t stay behind:

Let’s check some of the tweets by the netizens:

Later, Deepak Chahar reveals Rahul Dravid’s words before he walked out to play against Sri Lanka. He said at the post-match presentation ceremony, “No better way to win the match for the country. Rahul sir told me to play with all the balls. I’ve played a few innings with India A and I think he has belief in me.” He continued, “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.”

The video also featured Suryakumar, Bhuvneshwar, and Chahar. They were talking about their experience with the match. Suryakumar said, “I don’t have words, I think it is one of the best games which I have been part of, I have seen live… it is an unbelievable victory.” He further continued, “Bhuvi, our vintage man and DC, we have been talking about his batting, and today he has proved himself, it was a complete team effort. It was something special from Deepak Chahar.”

Dravid can do no wrong according to us, as a player or a coach. And, it makes us even fonder of him.