‘Thank you very much mate’: Rahul Dravid loses his cool in front of journalist over 97 test questions

Head coach of India Rahul Dravid recalled bitter memories while attending the press conference ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024 match against Afghanistan. Dravid, who took up the coaching job after an astonishing career with the Indian team, does not have the best of numbers behind him in Barbados as a player. As a journalist reminded him of his poor statistics on the site, the Indian head coach was visibly upset and lost his cool over the question.

Dravid gave the reporter the full gyan of his psyche, saying that he is someone who develops quickly and only seeks to do well as a coach, without thinking about his own performances as a player in the past.

Journalist: “Rahul, you as a player played here. Not the best memories of the 97 Test?”

David: “Damn, thanks a lot buddy! I have other good memories here too.”

Journalist: “That’s actually my question. Any chance for you to probably create new and much better memories tomorrow?”

David: “My God man! I’m not trying to create anything new man!

Dravid arrived in Barbados in 1997, when India were playing West Indies. Dravid scored 78 and 2 as the Indian team lost the Test by 38 runs in Bridgetown. Now the coach of the Indian team, the legendary cricketer only thinks about the task at hand, not what happened more than 25 years ago.

“I forget things very quickly. That’s one of my things. I don’t look back on things. I try to look at what I’m doing now, in this moment. I don’t worry about what’s happening. happened in 97 or some time the other year.

“Winning this… you know. If you had told me that by winning this we wouldn’t have scored 80 and 121, then that would bother me. But even if we won this match tomorrow, unfortunately, that will remain always 80 on the scoreboard, no matter how hard I try and how hard I try No, I don’t think about any retaliation, I forget what’s in front of me, good or bad?

“I don’t really consider myself a player anymore. Yeah, move on. Focus on tomorrow and try to get a good result tomorrow,” he said in the press conference.

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