Watch: Rahul Dravid’s wonderful reply to Shakib Al Hasan’s ‘not here to win World Cup’ remark

 Watch: Rahul Dravid’s wonderful reply to Shakib Al Hasan’s ‘not here to win World Cup’ remark

Rahul Dravid, Shakib Al Hasan (Image Credit: Twitter)

India’s recent loss against South Africa has put them in a bit of bother in their campaign in the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022. Now, they need to win against Bangladesh (November 2) and Zimbabwe (November 6). Ahead of the India-Bangladesh, the Green Brigade skipper Shakib Al Hasan has said that doesn’t have too many expectations from his side and wants to pull off an upset or two.

In reply, India’s head coach Rahul Dravid has said that his side won’t underestimate their Asian opponents. He added the ongoing tournament has shown that no team can be taken lightly and Bangladesh is a good side. The former India skipper also cited the example of Ireland beating England early in the Super 12 round. Dravid also spoke about the volatile nature of the T20I format.

“I think we respect them a lot. I think they’re a very good team. I think this format and this World Cup has really shown us that honestly you can’t take any team lightly. Ireland showed that against England. We’ve seen enough games in this competition.

“I think the fact that it is already such a short format. 20 overs is such a short format of the game. The margins of victory and defeat sometimes even if they’re 12 runs, 15 runs, it’s actually just two hits. It’s two hits one way or the other, and actually that’s the game. So it is already a shortened sort of rushed, noisy format, but it’s very difficult to sometimes say who’s a clear favourite in some of these games,” he said.

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At the moment, Zimbabwe has won the toss against the Netherlands and has decided to bat first. This game is being played before the India-Bangladesh game at the Adelaide Oval. Even though there was rain forecast in a build to the game, the last more than 24 hours have been nothing but clear weather. The Indian fans would want the weather to stay the same.


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