Rahul Dravid dismisses claims of 'redemption' after India's World Cup win: 'There are many other players…'


India defeated South Africa by 7 runs in a tough match on Saturday to win their second T20 World Cup title. The World Cup title has come at a time when India has lost in the finals of two major tournaments, the World Test Championship and the ODI World Cup, last year itself.

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At this point, it is normal for fans to feel that the Men in Blue have completed their comeback process after losing the 50-over World Cup final to Australia 7 months ago. However, India coach Rahul Dravid downplayed the 'redemption' narrative, saying he is not the man to think about redemption and there are many other players who haven't been able to win the trophy.

Speaking after the T20 World Cup win, Dravid said, “First of all, there is no atonement. I am not one of those who think about atonement and things like that. I know many other players who have not been able to win the trophy… I was lucky to have the opportunity to coach, and I was lucky that these group of boys made it possible for me to win the trophy and celebrate.

“It feels good but it's not like I'm looking for any compensation, it's just a job I was doing. I loved doing it, I loved working with Rohit and this team. It's been a great journey and I've really enjoyed it,” Dravid said.

It is worth noting that Dravid's tenure ended after the ODI World Cup last year, but he was given a short-term extension by the BCCI till the end of the T20 World Cup. But with India winning the Twenty Over World Cup, Dravid's work is over and now it is time for the BCCI to look for a new person to replace 'The Wall'.

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