Rahul Dravid Covid: Even before leaving for the Asia Cup, the Indian team suffered a major setback. Rahul Dravid, the team’s head coach, has been diagnosed with coronavirus. He did not accompany the team on their tour of Zimbabwe. VVS Laxman was the head coach at the time.
New Delhi: The Indian cricket team’s head coach, Rahul Dravid, has been found to be Corona positive. The Indian team left today for the United Arab Emirates to compete in the Asia Cup, which begins on August 27. Dravid did not accompany Team India on their tour of Zimbabwe. He took a break before the Asia Cup. He was succeeded as head coach by VVS Laxman, the head of the National Cricket Academy.
Did Not Go With The Indian Team to Dubai
Rahul Dravid did not accompany the Indian team to Dubai. They have been placed in isolation. Other Team India players, including captain Rohit Sharma, left for Dubai on Tuesday morning to compete in the tournament. Many Asia Cup players travelled to Zimbabwe for a tour. They will arrive in the UAE from Zimbabwe. Dravid will be able to join the Indian team only after the negative report is released.
The First Major Competition
Following the World Cup last year, Rahul Dravid was named head coach of the Indian team. The Asia Cup will be their first major tournament. Because of Corona, questions about his presence on the team during this time have arisen. In October, Australia will host the T20 World Cup. The team’s key players are all present at the Asia Cup, where the team will also assess its preparation.
The Indian team went to England in June. Captain Rohit Sharma received corona before the Test match. With defeat, the Indian team bore the brunt of this. Now, the head coach has been infected just before the Asia Cup.
Indian squad for Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul (vice captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.