Legendary Indian Cricketer Rahul Dravid has backed T20 cricket to become an Olympic sport stating that he is in for the expansion of this format. He said these words at a virtual seminar he was attending related to a book launch of Manoj Badale, lead owner of IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals in association with Simon Huges.
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“I think it will be great if the T20 format of the game can become Olympic Sport. Obviously it will come up with its challenges. Also, cricket is a game that requires a certain kind of facility for it to be successful” Dravid said during virtual seminar.
“We have just seen in the just concluded IPL , the success of IPL was large part due to quality of wickets. If you can get all that right and get the facilities in place then why not. I am certainly for the expansion of T20 game . If it is possible , cricket should endeavor to try and get into the Olympics” He added.
He also talked about Mumbai Indians who lifted the fifth IPL title this year under the leadership of Rohit Sharma as why they are so successful team of the tournament where he added that “The biggest reason of their success in last 4-5 years is that they have great mix of young and experienced players who step up during crunch moments of the game”.
Dravid is currently head of National Cricket Academy, Bengaluru before this he used to monitor the progress of India A and Under 19 teams from 2016 to 2019. Dravid is regarded as one of the best players who has ever played the game. As a player he played 164 Test Matches for India and scored 13,288 runs and 344 ODI matches where he scored 10,889 runs. Dravid is often referred as “The Wall” from his playing days as with his bat he won several difficult games for India.