Warner lauds India’s bench strength, says India will be a force to reckoned with – About Your Online Magazine

David Warner holding a phone: photos of David Warner (L) and former Indian captain Rahul Dravid (R) (HT Collage)

© Provided by Hindustan Times
Photos by David Warner (L) and former Indian captain Rahul Dravid (R) (HT Collage)

When India captain Virat Kohli left Australia on paternity leave after a disaster at the Adelaide Test, many expected the Indian team led by Ajinkya Rahane to cave in and lose ground. But despite suffering numerous injuries over the course of the series, the Indian team managed a historic victory, courtesy of young men such as Shubman Gill, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Rishabh Pant and Navdeep Saini, all to match.

As India prepares to face New Zealand in the WTC final, Australian batsman David Warner praises the team’s energetic young men and says the Indian team will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come.

ALSO READ | ‘In the last 10-12 years, India has improved and has certainly moved on’: Inzamam explains why Pakistan is ‘falling behind’

Warner also credited former Indian batsman Rahul Dravid for the role he played in grooming Indian youth during his stint as coach of India A and India’s under-19 teams.

“When you take out the captain (Kohli), who is a world class player and has a lot of races on the board, and you have this young man coming up with energy and playing against us the way he did, I think they’re going to be a force to be recognized, “Warner said in sports today.

“IPL has been a great platform and you have to give Rahul Dravid credit. It looks like he’s doing a fantastic job through the pathway system to prepare these players for international cricket.

“That was clear when they came to play with us here. In the future India will be a formidable team in test cricket as it is now,” concluded Warner.

Sign up to read the HT ePaper epaper.hindustantimes.com

Paula Fonseca