Dravid tells Canadian cricketers, don’t be disheartened, my boys have it easy

Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid. (Picture via Rahul Dravid Facebook Page)

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Cricket icon Rahul Dravid, who was the U19 coach of the Indian team that reached the final of the World Cup in Bangladesh had some great words of advice for the Canadian team.

He felt the pain of Canadian and other associate cricket teams who struggle to compete with world’s top sides, including the lack of resources and support.

 

Canada’s U19 cricket team on their departure from Toronto to Bangladesh. (Picture courtesy Eddie Norfolk)

Canada’s U19 cricket team on their departure from Toronto to Bangladesh. (Picture courtesy Eddie Norfolk)

“I wouldn’t be disheartened, its great achievement to be here in spite of the difficulties,” Dravid says. “It’s a lot easier for my boys, they have everything handed to them on a platter. They get a lot of help and support.”

The new video shows how Canada’s U19 team members listened attentively to the batting giant, who was a former captain of India. The speech took place shortly after India defeated Canada in the World Cup match.

Dravid, while answering some questions from the young cricketers, mentioned the toughest bowlers he faced were Australia’s fast bowler Glen McGrath and Sri Lanka’s spinner Muttiah Muralitharan.

WI player celebrate with trophy. ICC Photo

WI player celebrate with trophy after beating India in the final. ICC Photo