Pathan’s Advice to Dravid on Handling Rohit-Hardik Situation

On the brink of the T20 World Cup, Rahul Dravid faces a daunting task of managing the rift between star players Hardik Pandya and Rohit Sharma, reminiscent of the discord seen during IPL 2024. As the duo reunites for the national team, former cricketer Irfan Pathan advises Dravid to steer clear of past conflicts and instead instill confidence in Hardik’s pivotal role in India’s campaign.

Pathan’s guidance underscores the importance of fostering belief in Hardik’s abilities and contribution to the team, emphasizing his significance as an all-rounder in crucial game situations. Drawing from past experiences, Pathan cautions against adopting an aggressive coaching style akin to Greg Chappell’s failed attempt to impose an Australian methodology on the Indian cricket culture.

As the T20 World Cup unfolds, Dravid’s approach in managing the delicate dynamic between Rohit and Hardik will undoubtedly shape India’s quest for glory on the global stage. Stay tuned for more updates and insights on the World Cup journey, exclusively on the Hindustan Times platform.