The Indian Hockey team sends its wishes over to Rahul Dravid and team India

The Indian Hockey team sent its wishes to the U19 Indian team in New Zealand.

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India U19 coach Rahul Dravid speaks in the press conference. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Shiv Dhawan

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India’s under 19 coach Rahul Dravid sent his wishes to the Indian Hockey Team ahead of their first match of the season. Dravid met the players and motivated them ahead of the first game. A few rumors also reveal that he  had considered hockey as his first choice game before cricket when he was in his early childhood. He even recalls the time when his school hockey coach wanted him to run the game.

Dravid is currently the head coach of the India U19 side which is playing the under 19 world cup in New Zealand. In a recent tweet, ‘Hockey India’ mentioned how ‘The Wall’ wished the players. ‘Hockey India’ also wished luck to the Indian under 19 side for the cricket world cup. In their tweet, they mentioned, “The strongest Wall in India, #RahulDravid wished the Men’s Team his best ahead of their first game of the season.We would like to wish Rahul and the @BCCI U-19s all the very best with the ongoing @ICC #U19CWC”.

The Under 19 World Cup

Having Dravid as a coach and mentor is a huge boost for the boys. He guides the young players and keeps them together while his experience and tips can come in handy for the junior side. India is currently in a strong position in this world cup having won both their group stage games so far against Australia and Papua New Guinea(PNG). Under the leadership of Prithvi Shaw, the team is flourishing and are one of the favourites to win the prestigious tournament.

In the first game against Australia, the opening pair dominated the Aussie bowlers. India scored 328, Prithvi Shaw was the highest scorer with 94 in his kitty. Flamboyant opener Manjot Kalra was not too far behind scoring a gutsy 86. The Indian bowlers rattled the Aussie batsman despite an injury to spearhead bowler Ishan Porel. The Indian pacers impressed everyone and might grab a few eyeballs in the upcoming IPL auction.

In the second game against PNG, the bowlers bundled out the minnows for an insignificant 67. India chased the target in 8 overs courtesy a quickfire unbeaten fifty from the skipper. Prithvi Shaw is currently the leading run scorer of the tournament with 157 runs in two games at an average of 157.