The Rohit Sharma-led Indian team displayed dominating performance in the Group stage of the ongoing edition of the Asia Cup. The star-stubbed team registered clinical victories over their arch-rivals Pakistan and Hong Kong respectively in their first two games of the tournament.
India is now all set to lock horns against Babar Azam-led Pakistan yet again in the highly-anticipated encounter of Super-Sunday (September 4). The game will be crucial and indeed holds a lot of importance in terms of the race for the Finals. Both the teams would be desperate to clinch a victory.
The final of the marquee Asian tournament will take place on September 11 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. India and Pakistan are front-runners to make it into the grand finale, however, the likes of Sri Lanka and Afghanistan cannot be taken casually.
Rahul Dravid comes up with a funny remark:
Meanwhile, Rahul Dravid was in the limelight on social media as he managed to crack up the journalists in a pre-match press conference. The press interaction took place yesterday (Saturday) and was a part of the build-up for the India-Pakistan match.
Here’s what happened:
One of the journalists asked the Indian head coach about the quality of the Pakistani bowling line-up comparing it to the Indian bowling attack. Dravid was quick to respond and stated that Indian bowlers are as effective as Pakistan. He further said that he wants to use a word but humorously refused to use it. The 49-year-old mentioned that the four-letter word starts from ‘S’.
Here’s what Rahul Dravid said:
“You have to respect their bowling certainly and I’m very confident that we have a very good bowling attack as well, that produces results. It might not be as…I wanted to use a word, but I can’t use that word,”
Watch the video:
— OneCricket (@OneCricketApp) September 3, 2022
Rahul Dravid has been with the Indian team since the conclusion of the last T20 World Cup as the head coach. The national team has tasted success under his leadership so far but the upcoming back-to-back World Cups are considered to be his real challenges.