Birmingham. Rahul Dravid feels that pacer Jasprit Bumrah will be needed more than Jasprit Bumrah as captain during the ongoing one-off Test against England. Bumrah on Friday became the 36th player to lead the Indian team in Test cricket. He is the second fast bowler after legendary cricketer Kapil Dev to do so. After the situation was clarified about Rohit Sharma’s availability in the match, Dravid told the young captain Bumrah that relax, we need you as a fast bowler more than as a captain. Till the game was stopped due to rain on the first day, India scored 53 runs for 2 wickets.
While talking to Sony Sports, Rahul Dravid said, ‘In the last 2 days, I have talked to him a few things, in which I have asked him to just relax. We need you more as a fast bowler than as a captain. He said that I think he is very intelligent and understands the game very well. At the same time, the team respects him, which is very important as a captain.
will get better with time
Kapil Dev was the last fast bowler to take over the captaincy of the team, after which India has not chosen a fast bowler for the captaincy in traditional cricket. Rahul Dravid said that bowling changes, fielding changes. It will definitely get better with time. This is a new challenge. It is not easy for a fast bowler to captain, he has to think about his bowling too.
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He said that captaincy is something that you master only when you captain in more matches. Talking about England, Dravid said that there is a lot of discussion going on about England and their batting style. I am ready to see it. We are proud of our fast bowling. They have done well all over the world and I think it is going to be an interesting match. We should focus on ourselves rather than the opponent.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : July 01, 2022, 19:13 IST