They may not have won an ICC title in 10 years but India head coach Rahul Dravid has insisted his team is not feeling any pressure going into the World Test Championship final against Australia.
However, the former India captain and batting legend said it would be nice to win the trophy as it is something his team has worked towards over the last two years.
India lost the inaugural WTC final to New Zealand in 2021 . India are yet to win a ICC trophy since 2013 Champions Trophy under Mahendra Singh Dhoni .
At the official press conference, India head coach Rahul Dravid looked to play down expectations. Extra tension?
“No, not at all,” said Dravid. “I mean we don’t feel any pressure in terms of trying to win an ICC trophy. Of course, it would be nice to do it. It would be certainly nice to be able to win an ICC tournament. But in the context of things, you look at this and you see this is the culmination of two years of work. It’s a culmination of a lot of success that gets you here.”
He added: “So there’s a lot of positives to take from that to see where you stand on the table. Winning series in Australia, drawing series here, being very competitive everywhere that this team has played in the world over the last five or six years. I think those are things that will never change just because you have or you don’t have an ICC trophy. That’s really the bigger picture. But of course, it’s nice to be able to lift the trophy, any game of cricket you want to win it. This happens to be like a World Test Championship final and it would be nice to get on the right side of the result.”