Rahul Dravid, the Indian head coach, had fluctuations in his blood pressure on the afternoon of the 2nd ODI of the Sri Lanka Tour of India 2023. The Indian team head coach is absolutely fine but was feeling uneasy for some time. Reports emerged that Rahul Dravid was feeling uneasy at the team hotel after his birthday celebrations. The Indian cricket team celebrated Rahul Dravid’s 50th birthday with great pomp and enthusiasm. Here is an in-depth look at how the situation was handled and how Rahul Dravid is feeling now:
Rahul Dravid Health Scare, Blood Pressure Fluctuations:
It has been affirmed that he had fluctuations in his blood pressure which caused the uneasiness for him. The head coach was treated immediately by a doctor arranged by the Bengal Cricket Association. He prescribed him “Telma” medicine and Dravid is doing fine now. Rahul Dravid will now be traveling to Bengaluru for further tests and only if he is allowed by the doctors to continue further, he will be joining the Indian Cricket team.
This health scare appeared after the Indian Cricket team was done with Rahul Dravid’s 50th Birthday celebration on the 11th of January. A Twitter user posted a thread that gave the cricket community an insight regarding this, the thread said, “Some news about Rahul Dravid being a bit under the weather at the team hotel due to BP issues. The news coming in is that he is absolutely fine and is in the dressing room. I love @CabCricket local managers/team liaison officers. They even gave the name of the tablet — Telma_#INDvSL “.
50th Birthday Celebrations:
The Indian batting legend also celebrated his 50th Birthday on the 11th of January before this health scare arose. Here is what the BCCI tweeted on this auspicious occasion, “509 intl. matches 24,208 intl. runs 48 intl. centuries Here’s wishing Rahul Dravid – former #TeamIndia captain and present Head Coach of India (Men’s team) – a very Happy Birthday.” Suryakumar Yadav and former skipper Virat Kohli also posted their wishes for Rahul.
Rahul Dravid Joined the team post the 2021 T20 World Cup:
After Ravi Shastri failed to win India the T20 World Cup in 2021, Rahul Dravid was immediately appointed as the head coach, and the management was also changed. The captaincy was also handed over to Rohit Sharma in the white-ball formats. The ideology of Rohit and Rahul was to bring in a new template of cricket. A template that was also followed by the very successful England cricket team. It can be something similar to “Bazzball”.
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