Dravid’s incredible coaching shaped India’s cricket success: Modi

On Saturday (June 29), India clinched the T20 World Cup 2024 title after a thrilling victory over Aiden Markram’s South Africa, winning by 7 runs in Barbados.Prime Minister Modi extended his warm congratulations to Dravid and the entire Indian cricket team for their outstanding achievement.In a heartfelt message, Modi praised Dravid’s remarkable coaching tenure, stressing his dedication, strategic insights, and ability to nurture talent, which have collectively transformed the Indian cricket team

“Rahul Dravid’s incredible coaching journey has shaped the success of Indian cricket. His unwavering dedication, strategic insights, and nurturing of the right talent have transformed the team. India is grateful to him for his contributions and for inspiring generations. We are happy to see him lift the World Cup. Happy to have congratulated him,” PM Modi wrote.A Fitting Farewell for DravidDravid, who took on the role of head coach in 2021, had previously announced that the 2024 T20 World Cup would be his last assignment with the national team.

This victory is a fitting farewell for Dravid, whose tenure has seen the Indian team achieve several notable milestones. Under his leadership, India reached the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2022, finished as runners-up in the ODI World Cup 2023, and the World Test Championship 2023.Match HighlightsIn the final match, India set a respectable target by scoring 176 for 7, thanks to a brilliant 76 runs off 59 balls from Virat Kohli. Axar Patel also contributed significantly, although he fell just short of a half-century. The Indian bowlers then rose to the occasion, with Hardik Pandya holding his nerves in a tense final over to ensure that India successfully defended their total.

Source: Agencies

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