India ‘A’ coach Rahul Dravid chats with the Aussie youngster Matt Renshaw
A picture of the two having a long walk along the ropes after Renshaw finished his net practice as a substitute player while the game is doing rounds.
Updated - Sep 5, 2018 3:30 pm
Former Indian captain and current coach of the India ‘A’ team Rahul Dravid has made the headlines for one more admirable reason and the cricketing world is all praise for him. The 45-year-old was seen having a long chat with young Australian batsman Matt Renshaw during the unofficial Test between India ‘A’ and Australia ‘A’ in Bengaluru on September 4 and both were eulogized for their commitment towards the game.
Renshaw, the 22-year-old left-handed batsman, who has played 11 Tests for Australia, is considered one of the best players for the Kangaroos against spin. He though did not feature in the unofficial Test which Australia A won, but he did not let go the chance to speak to one of India’s most accomplished batsmen in history.
Renshaw was spotted having a long talk with Dravid
The India ‘A’ coach was also praised for having a long discussion with a player from the opposition team which showed that he is committed to cricket, not just nationally but globally. A picture of the two having a long walk along the ropes after Renshaw finished his net practice as a substitute player while the game is doing rounds.
A journalist who was covering the game took the picture and shared it on Twitter with the caption, “Dravid had a long chat with Renshaw as the subs from both teams walked back together from the nets.”
Dravid's had a long chat with Renshaw as the subs from both teams walked back together from the nets. pic.twitter.com/rwZB9Vef7c
— Varun Shetty (@varunshetty) September 4, 2018
How the game panned out?
India ‘A’, however, had a forgettable match against Australia ‘A’ as they crashed to a 98-run defeat in the match. Despite having a lead in the first innings, the hosts suffered a batting debacle in the second and were all out for just 163 while chasing 262 to win. In-form Mayank Agarwal was the top scorer in the Indian innings with 80 runs. Jon Holland took 6 for 81 to follow up his first-innings bowling figures of 3 for 89 to wreck the Indian innings.
The second match of the two-game series will begin in Alur on September 8.