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"Thanks a lot buddy": rahul dravid gets frustrated by reporter's 97 test question

India head coach Rahul Dravid found himself reflecting on past memories during a press conference ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024 match against Afghanistan in Barbados. Known for his illustrious career as a player before taking on coaching duties, Dravid was reminded by a reporter about his less-than-favorable stats at the venue.

Visibly perturbed by the question, Dravid responded with a touch of irritation, acknowledging the past while emphasizing his current focus on coaching. Reflecting on his previous innings in Barbados in 1997, he commented, "Geez, thanks a lot buddy! I have had some other decent memories here as well."

The exchange continued as the reporter prompted Dravid about the opportunity to create new, positive memories. Dravid, maintaining his composure, clarified, "God man! I am not trying to make new anything man!"

Dravid's stint in Barbados during the 1997 series against West Indies saw him scoring 78 and 2 runs as India lost the Test match by 38 runs in Bridgetown. Now entrenched in his role as coach, Dravid emphasized his swift ability to move forward, stating, "I move on from things very quickly. That's one of my things. I don't look back on things."

Focusing firmly on the present task, Dravid expressed his detachment from his past performances as a player and emphasized his commitment to the team's current goals. "I don't think of myself much as a player anymore. Yeah, just move on. Focus on tomorrow, and try and get a good result tomorrow," he concluded during the press conference.


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