Monday, February 5, 2018

Rahul Dravid is a true mentor: Dilip Vengsarkar

Dilip Vengsarkar
Dilip Vengsarkar

Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar reckoned India under-19 World Cup-winning coach Rahul Dravid played the role of a true mentor in New Zealand where India claimed their fourth ICC U-19 World Cup title. "Rahul said all the right things before important games. For example, he indicated to his young team that they must enjoy the game against Pakistan. He also said that playing Pakistan does not change the way they practice or prepare. I thought this was going beyond coaching," said Vengsarkar. The former chief selector also welcomed Dravid's decision to ban the use of mobile phones before the final: "It was a smart move to avoid any distractions from the media and the players' parents."

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