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Rahul Dravid Is Getting Trolled After India Lost Third Consecutive Overseas Test

Rahul Dravid Is Getting Trolled: India tour South Africa 2021/22. Second Test, Johannesburg: South Africa chase down the target of 240 with 7 wickets in hand. Third Test, Cape Town: South Africa chase down the target of 212 with 7 wickets in hand.

India tour England 2022. Rescheduled fifth Test, Birmingham: England chase down the target of 378, with (guess what again) 7 wickets in hand.

India have now lost their last three consecutive overseas Test matches. And that pattern is concerning – for India and for head coach Rahul Dravid, under whom these three losses have come, even though, in all these three Tests, India had been in a position of strength and were favourites at some point in the game, but ceded the hand to the opposition.

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India now stands to fail to qualify for the World Test Championship final; they have 6 games in hand – 4 at home vs Australia, who are on a mission to conquer Asia after thrashing Pakistan and Sri Lanka; and two in Bangladesh, who, at home, will post a challenge. India might just need to win all these 6 Tests to qualify for the WTC final for the second time in a row.

England recorded their highest successful run-chase in Test cricket

That is too far away from now. Now is the focus on Rahul Dravid, who was expected to take over from Ravi Shastri’s incredible success as head coach in overseas Tests and take it up a level. So far, it hasn’t been that way as India failed to win a series on English soil since 2007 after they had a 2-1 lead last year in this series under Shastri.

While fans weren’t too critical of Dravid in the losses in South Africa, there is plenty of questioning now given India had never lost while defending over 350+ and England hunted down their highest successful run-chase.

Although India had missed a key batter – Rohit Sharma – in South Africa and in Edgbaston, they had a full-strength bowling attack in all these games but still were poor with their bowling and fielding plans; add to it the failure to put up an even bigger target with disappointing shows with the bat in the third innings of these three Tests.

Fans on Twitter now didn’t show any mercy in trolling Rahul Dravid and his coaching management, and also, inevitably, compared it with Shastri and Bharat Arun.

Here are some of the tweets in this regard:

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Jatin Khandelwal

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