New Delhi: After veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha revealed that workforce India head coach Rahul Dravid had requested him to ponder retirement from Worldwide cricket, Dravid mentioned he isn’t in any respect “harm” by Saha for disclosing a really labeled dialog.
The previous Indian captain mentioned that he wished to provide Saha a transparent suggestions on his place within the Indian cricket workforce after the collection in South Africa.
“I am really not harm in any respect. I’ve deep respect for Wriddhi and his achievements and his contribution to Indian cricket. My dialog got here from that place. I believe he deserved honesty and readability,” Dravid mentioned to information company PTI.
The Indian coach stood his floor and mentioned that gamers could disagree along with his ideas however he’ll proceed to have real conversations with them on their sport and kind as a substitute of turning away from the issue.
“It is about conversations I always have with gamers. I do not anticipate gamers to all the time agree with all the things I say about them. That is not the way it works. You may have troublesome conversations with the gamers, however that does not imply you sweep it beneath the carpet and do not have the conversations,” Dravid was quoted by PTI
“I all the time imagine in having these conversations earlier than each taking part in XI is picked and be open to questions similar to why they don’t seem to be taking part in. It is pure for gamers to get upset and really feel harm,” added Dravid.
Clarifying additional on his dialogue with Saha, Dravid mentioned that Rishab Pant was taking part in effectively and had consolidated his place within the Indian workforce as the brand new No.1 keeper, which might have closed doorways on Bengal participant.
“I used to be simply attempting to convey that with RP (Pant) having established himself as our No.1 wicketkeeper-batsman, the concept was to say that we need to groom a youthful wicketkeeper (KS Bharat). This does not change my emotions or respect for Wriddhi,” mentioned the previous Indian captain.
He additionally mentioned that being non confrontational with gamers on points is the best factor to do, however he chooses to talk to them for which he ought to be revered.