New Delhi: India is set to fight against Pakistan in the Super 4 stage of the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 and the spark amongst the fans is getting high. Ahead of the Super Four clash against Pakistan, India head coach, Rahul Dravid addressed the media on Saturday.
Dravid said, “We respect their bowling attack, but we have a good bowling attack (of our own) that produces results. We might not be as…” scratched his head and then continued with an awkward smile.
“I wanted to use the word, but I can’t use that word, the word in my mind is coming out of my mouth, but I can’t use it. The point I’m trying to make is… it is a four-letter word that starts with ‘S’, but ok. We might not look glamorous, but we have got the guys who produce results.”
Rahul Dravid says our batters played extremely well
“I agree that they bowled pretty well in the last match. But we also did restrict them to 147. We may see that few of them bowled at 145 or 147 kmph but at the end of the day, bowling analysis is the most important thing. You are judged by the results Bowling analysis of our bowlers was also pretty good. Our batters like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have scored heavily against Pakistan in big tournaments and matches,” he added.
Rahul Dravid also talked about the process of building a versatile squad that is ready to excel in any situation of the match.
“We are here to play the Asia cup. We are playing the conditions. The whole purpose to build a balanced squad was that it should be able to play in all kinds of conditions.”
“We may not succeed in every area. We might not get the perfect selection of skills in the XV. But the effort is there to get most bases covered. We are looking tomorrow’s game in Dubai and what we need to do in these conditions. At the back of your mind, you have Australia but the focus is purely on tomorrow (Sunday). Although we did think the Asia Cup will be the final piece in our preparations, we have always come here to play the best possible squad or XI we can select, unless there are any niggles or injuries,” he added.