Indian veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh feels India’s new head coach Rahul Dravid along with the two stalwarts in Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma will take Indian cricket to new heights. Dravid took over captaincy reigns from Ravi Shastri whose tenure ended after the recently concluded T20 World Cup 2021. Harbhajan further says that Dravid will bring stability and assurance to the Indian squad.
Speaking on the ‘Follow The Blues’ show on Star Sports, Harbhajan Singh said that it will obviously take some time for everyone in the dressing room as well as the Indian squad to adjust to new things. However, he also said that the trio of Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma working together will take Indian cricket to new heights.
“See, the combination will obviously take some time for everyone to adjust to with new things, new processes that Rahul will bring onto the table and I think the triangle of these three is joined to one another, Rahul with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. I think they should be working together and take Indian cricket to new heights and with Rahul coming in, I can tell you that players will be given a lot of assurance,” said Harbhajan.
“Players will be given good chances, there won’t be any unfair treatment and you’ll be left out of the team, they will be given proper opportunities and that’s what Rahul Dravid will bring onto the table. He will bring a lot of stability to the team,” he further added.
Apart from Harbhajan, former India opener and commentator Aakash Chopra too feels the combination of Kohli & Dravid in Test cricket will work in favor of India.
“With Kohli, see the fact that Rahul Dravid, he just commands respect, he doesn’t demand it. You know if Rahul is there, there is a natural feeling of respect for him because of what he has done, that’s one, and what he is as a person. If you talk about Test cricket, it’s very interesting that this format is very close to Rahul Dravid’s heart and the same can be said for Virat Kohli in regards to Test matches. The direction in which the Indian cricket team plays, they just have to continue going in that direction,” said Aakash Chopra.