Sreenath Aravind says that Rahul Dravid should be given credit for the recent successes of the India ‘A’ team.
Dravid was put in charge of the ‘A’ team after the new hierarchy took over in BCCI and he seems to be doing a fine job.
Under Dravid’s guidance, India A won the triangular involving the ‘A’ teams of South Africa and Australia last month and then, yesterday, they completed a series victory against Bangladesh ‘A’.
As per Aravind, Dravid’s influence has been magical on all the players as the former Indian captain has made them believe in their abilities.
Speaking to the reporters after bowling a match winning spell in the decider of the 3-match series versus Bangladesh ‘A’, the Southpaw speedster said, “Rahul bhai is quite a positive person. He always has encouraging words to say. Having played the game himself for such a long period of time, he knows the psyche of a player and his advices are of great help for us.”
Aravind had been the pick of the bowlers for India through that whole series and that saw him getting recalled into the Indian side for the South Africa T20 games.
When asked about that, the Karnataka player who is in his early thirties said, “It has come as a little bit of a surprise to be honest. I didn’t see it coming. All my focus was on the match today. I just wanted to bowl a decent spell and help my team win the series which we thankfully managed to do.”
“I would like to make this opportunity count. Last time around when I’d got in, my preparation was probably not up to the mark. But, right now, I believe I am in good shape, bowling well and I hope I do well in the coming series.”