SL v IND 2021: Rahul Dravid wins over the fans after interacting with Dasun Shanaka during rain-break

The duo was seen talking during a rain stoppage in third ODI between India and Sri Lanka.

Team India won the three-match ODI series 2-1 against Sri Lanka | GettyWith Virat Kohli and Co. in UK, Rahul Dravid was appointed as the head coach of this Shikhar Dhawan-led new-look Indian team that travelled to Sri Lanka for the ongoing white-ball tour which consists of three ODIs and as many T20Is.

Former India skipper, Rahul Dravid, who has also worked as the coach of India Under-19 and India A teams, has vast experience of playing the game. While Indian players have benefitted from his expertise in cricket, Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka also learned a few lessons on Friday (July 23).

During a rain stoppage in the third and final ODI of the series which India won 2-1, Shanaka got an opportunity to interact with Dravid and get his valuable insights on a few elaborate details of the game.

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The pictures of the 29-year-old all-rounder interacting with the India legend have gone viral on social media and won hearts of many fans across the globe as they praised the stand-in Indian cricket team head coach for his humility.

Such a little thing but still kinda wholesome in an era where frequent discussions happen about discipline and respect regarding Sri Lanka cricket #SLvIND,” a user wrote on Twitter.

This is very pleasing to see. During the break Rahul Dravid chatting with Dasun Shanaka. #SLvIND,” another user commented.

Have a look at how people responded to this picture on social media:


By Swapnil Shireesh Javkhedkar - 24 Jul, 2021

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