Dravid said, “We clearly did the result in our favor. It was fantastic. Even if we had not decided the match in our favor, this fight was very important. Good for all of you.” Thanks to Deepak Chahar’s tremendous batting, India beat Sri Lanka by three wickets. Chahar played an unbeaten 69 and shared an unbroken 84-run partnership for the eighth wicket with Bhuvneshwar (19*) to give India an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. However, Dravid said that this is not the time to talk about individual performances. The former India captain and head coach of the tour of Sri Lanka instead hailed the win as a team effort.
Dravid said, “This is not the time to talk about individual performances. We will talk about this in our meetings when we analyze everything. But when you look at the whole match, the performance of the team was very good. There were a lot of good performances in the bowling. It was a great team performance.”
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Dravid said he knew Sri Lanka was ready to bounce back after losing the first ODI but was proud that India responded like a champion to the challenge posed by the hosts.
“We have to respect the opposition. They retaliated and we responded like a champion team. Proud of you all, very well done,” he said.
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