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India responded like champions, says Rahul Dravid in dressing room speech

With its again to the wall, Workforce India responded like champions, mentioned coach Rahul Dravid in an inspiring dressing room speech after his younger facet registered a series-clinching win within the second ODI in opposition to Sri Lanka right here.

Chasing 276 for victory on Tuesday, India have been decreased to 193 for seven in 36th over however Deepak Chahar (69) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (19) shared an unbroken 84-run stand to take the guests dwelling with three wickets in hand and 5 balls to spare.

“Clearly we completed on the suitable facet of the outcome, which is unbelievable and incredible however even when we didn’t end on the suitable facet of the outcome, it’s the combat all through was completely sensible, so nicely finished to all of you,” Dravid mentioned in a video posted on BCCI.television.

“We mentioned they have been going to reply, we knew we needed to respect the opposition. The opposition was going to reply, they’re additionally a global crew. They responded, and we responded again like a champion crew.

“With our again to the wall, we discovered a solution to break them. So very well finished to all of you. Improbable job.”

Bhuvneshwar (3/54) and Yuzvendra Chahal (3/50) snared three wickets every, whereas Chahar claimed two to limit Sri Lanka to 275 for 9, constructed primarily round half-centuries from opener Avishka Fernando (50) and Charith Asalanka (65).

India discovered the going robust with Suryakumar Yadav anchoring the chase with a 44-ball 53 however as soon as he was gone, the guests slipped to 193 for seven.

Nevertheless, Chahar smashed his maiden ODI fifty and within the firm of Bhuvneshwar took the crew dwelling.

“It isn’t the suitable time to speak about people at this level, clearly there have been some incredible particular person performances, particularly in direction of the tip,” mentioned Dravid, who was named India head coach for the limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka.

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“We had talked about that, we acknowledge and recognise each participant’s contribution on this recreation. When you take a look at the entire recreation, there have been some excellent crew performances.

“So many good performances in our bowling, batting, even at the beginning, incredible crew performances from all of you.”

The video additionally featured Suryakumar, Bhuvneshwar, and Chahar speaking about their expertise concerning the match.

“I don’t have phrases, I feel it is without doubt one of the finest video games which I’ve been a part of, I’ve seen stay… it’s an unbelievable victory,” Suryakumar mentioned.

“Bhuvi, our classic man and DC, we have now been speaking about his batting, and right now he has proved himself, it was a whole crew effort. It was one thing particular from Deepak Chahar.”

The third an ultimate ODI can be held on Friday.

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