Aakash Chopra wants Team India’s new head coach Rahul Dravid to work on Team India’s failure in ICC knockout matches. The Indian players have chocked in the important games of the global tournaments.
Speaking in a video on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra stated that India have failed to win do-or-die matches since 2013. He further added that coming second is no longer an option in Indian cricket.
Aakash said that Dravid will have to create a culture where players play freely even in knockout matches.
“Let’s try and address the elephant in the room… which is that we don’t win ICC knockout matches. Since the 2013 Champions Trophy, we have always lost in knockout matches. So there’s something that needs to be changed, right? Our main players don’t perform in these games so is there something lacking? That’s something he will have to address because coming second is no longer an option.”
“The kind of team we have it’s not far-fetched or unfair to expect them to win. So Rahul will have to create a culture where the team plays freely even in knockout matches. He will have to create such a philosophy where the type of match won’t alter the playing style,” he added.
India have been a big letdown in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup. Virat Kohli-led team lost to Pakistan and New Zealand while winning just one match against Afghanistan.