Rahul Dravid flies to Bengaluru due to health issues

Team India head coach Rahul Dravid has reportedly flown back home to Bengaluru after feeling unwell.

  • Rohit Singh | January 13, 2023 | 4:51 pm

Team India have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series against Sri Lanka with a four-wicket win in the second ODI at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday (January 12). Rahul Dravid took an early morning flight from Kolkata to his home in Bengaluru on Friday (January 13) and will not be available for the 3rd ODI at Thiruvananthapuram.

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He was spotted at the Kolkata airport and the legendary Indian cricketer posed for a few selfies with enthusiastic travellers. Dravid’s images in the Bengaluru-bound flight are also doing the rounds on social media. In the second ODI in Kolkata, chasing a tricky 216, Rohit and his band reached home in 43.2 overs for the loss of six wickets. KL Rahul remained unbeaten on 64 and rescued India from a tricky situation in the game. His partnership of 75 runs with vice-captain Hardik Pandya steadied the ship for India and ensured the hosts kept their unbeaten streak against visitors at home unbroken.

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Rahul Dravid won’t travel to Thiruvananthapuram

In the opening ODI – held in Guwahati on January 10 – Team India registered an emphatic 67-run win. Riding upon a sensational century from Virat Kohli and an opening stand of 143 between Rohit Sharma (83). Shubman Gill (70), India posted a mammoth 373 for seven. In response, Sri Lanka could only manage 306/8 as their skipper Dasun Shanaka slammed a ton. With the series already won, Team India could look to make a couple of changes in the playing eleven in the third ODI.

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Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan – who failed to get a chance in the first two games. Might be included in the inconsequential third ODI. Earlier, India recovered from a precarious 86-4 to beat Sri Lanka by four wickets. Take the series in the second one-day international on Thursday. Lokesh Rahul led India with an unbeaten 64 after facing 103 balls. Kuldeep Yadav hit the winning boundary in the 44th over to give. India 219-6 in reply to Sri Lanka’s 215 all out.