Rahul Dravid Sympathises With New Zealand; Here’s What He Said

Kolkata: India head coach Rahul Dravid on Sunday said that he is happy with the team’s performance in the three-match T20I series against New Zealand but at the same time was realistic about the win.

Rohit Sharma’s 56-run knock and Axar Patel’s three-wicket haul helped India beat New Zealand by 73 runs in the third and final T20I at the Eden Gardens on Sunday evening.

“It was a really good series win. Everyone played really well right through the series. It feels good, nice to start well. We are also quite realistic. We have to keep our feet on the ground and be a bit realistic about this win. Not easy for New Zealand to play a World Cup final and then to turn up three days later to play three games in six days, was never going to be easy for them. Nice from our perspective but we have to learn from this series and move forward,” Dravid was quoted as saying at the post-match presentation by The Times of India.

“It’s a long journey ahead over the next 10 months and we’ll have our share of ups and downs. It’s been really good to see some of the young guys come through. We have given the opportunity to some of the boys who haven’t played a lot of cricket over the last few months. We have seen some of the skills available to us and we have to keep building on those skills as we go forward,” he added.

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