IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils' coach Rahul Dravid says he has full faith in youngsters despite poor show so far
Their campaign has been derailed following a string of shoddy batting performances but Delhi Daredevils chief coach Rahul Dravid on Monday put up a brave front and defended the youngsters, who have failed to deliver.
New Delhi: Their campaign has been derailed following a string of shoddy batting performances but Delhi Daredevils chief coach Rahul Dravid on Monday put up a brave front and defended the youngsters, who have failed to deliver.
Daredevils have once again flattered to deceive having lost four out of six matches and their inexperienced batting line up's ability to chase modest target has come under the scanner. DD, with four points, are currently sixth in the table.
"I still have full faith in youngsters. The league is still at the halfway stage. It's kind of funny that we are still sixth in the table with the highest net run rate (second highest to KKR). So I have full faith in our youngsters that they will turn it around in the next 7-8 matches," Dravid said during a promotional event.
On a different note, Dravid hailed the trend that has emerged during in the last decade in Indian cricket.
"We have seen over time how talented cricketers from small towns have gone on to represent the country with distinction. This is because they had the requisite skill set and also proper training was available for them. This is something commendable," Dravid concluded.
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