Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid: The Indian team’s tour of England is over and now Team India has to play ODI and T20 series against West Indies.
Against England’s strong and explosive team, India won both the ODI and T20 series, while the Test series, which started in 2021, ended in a draw.
Along with winning the ODI series, the pair of Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid have maintained the record of not losing any series together.
Rohit-Dravid era started after T20 World Cup 2021 :-
After the T20 World Cup 2021, Virat Kohli resigned as the captain and Ravi Shastri as the coach. After this the Rohit Sharma and Dravid era started. First Rohit got the captaincy of the T20 team, then became the captain of the ODI and in early 2022, the command of the Test team also came in his hands.
Started against New Zealand :-
The pair of Rohit and Rahul Dravid played the first series against New Zealand. In this, the Kiwi team was defeated 3-0. After this the Test series took place, but in one match, Rahane and Virat Kohli captained in the other.
After New Zealand, India played Test and ODI series from South Africa, but even here the captaincy was in the hands of Virat and Lokesh Rahul.
Rohit Sharma made a comeback in the series against West Indies :-
Rohit Sharma returned in the series against West Indies and cleared the Caribbean team in ODIs as well as T20 series. After this the Sri Lankan team also came to India to play T20 and Test series and had to face defeat in every match.
After IPL 2022, India played T20 series against South Africa and Ireland. But both Rohit-Dravid against Africa and Rohit-Dravid against Ireland were not there.
RohitSharma and Rahul Dravid pair superhit in foreign also :-
For the first time in the T20 series against England, the pair of Rohit Sharma and Dravid were playing abroad. The challenge was tough and not many senior players were playing in he first match. Rohit himself had come after recovering from Kovid, but Team India beat England all the way and won the series.
India also won the second match easily and won the series. Many players were rested in the third match and India lost the match by a close margin. This was the first time that captain Rohit and coach Dravid had lost a match together. However, the series was won by India.
Series 2-1 against England in his name :-
After the T20 series, India had a tough challenge in ODIs as well, because England’s in-form batsmen Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow were a big threat to India, but India won the match by 10 wickets in the first ODI by bowling England out for 110 runs. .
It was India’s biggest win over England. In the second match, India lost by a margin of 100 runs. This was the first time, when Rohit Sharma and Dravid’s team India looked helpless and weak.
India had to chase 260 runs to capture the series :-
To win the series, India had to win the third match at any cost and chasing 260 runs; India lost four wickets for 72 runs. After this, Pant and Hardik made a great comeback and India won the match by five wickets.
Along with this, the record of Rohit-Dravid pair being invincible is also intact. They have played seven series together and have won all. Five of these series have happened in India and two in England. During this, India has defeated New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka and England.