The Indian team is currently on tour to Sri Lanka for the white ball series. Despite the missing big names, the team consisting of several youngsters displayed top quality cricket. The Shikhar Dhawan-led team won the ODI series 3-1 and is currently leads the ongoing T20I series 1-0.
In the third ODI, Sri Lanka made a return and achieve a victory to avoid the clean ship. There were many moments that attracted attention, but one incident grabbed the maximum eyeballs when the Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka was seen talking to Indian coach Rahul Dravid. The duo had a long conversation as rain played an off-field during the batting in India.
Many fans reacted to the episode and praised Dravid for spending time with the Lankan captain. The fans also wondered what the discussion would have been and what Dravid would have said exactly to Shanaka.
Now Shanaka has revealed the conversation with the former Indian cricketer. Dravid was reportedly praised for his leadership. The Bangalore-born cricketer also praised the way Lankans have improved in the series.
‘You lead the side very well. The whole team is commendable, ” Rahul told Shanaka as quoted by Themorning.lk.
“Dravid told Shanaka that India were ‘surprised’ by the much improved team in Sri Lanka, while also admitting that they were played out in the second ODI on Tuesday, which Sri Lanka lost after a close battle,” the report further added.
Watch the video of the conversation between Dravid and Shanaka:
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Meanwhile, both teams are ready to face each other in the second T20I, which takes place on Tuesday at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. India will focus on securing a victory to secure the series today, while Sri Lanka will try to bounce back to keep the series alive.