Here's the reason why Dravid, Rohit and Virat give up their business-class seats for Indian pacers during T20 WC
India ended their group stage at the top with four wins out of five games in the ongoing T20 World Cup in Australia. So far, the Men in Blue have looked quite professional at what they do. However, now they will face their biggest challenge.
India will take on England in the semi-final on Thursday, November 10 at the Adelaide Oval. Although India registered a massive 71-run win over Zimbabwe in the last group match, which will provide them with confidence moving ahead.
Particularly, the pace attack did the main damage against Zimbabwe, with every pacer chipping in with the wickets. Not surprisingly, ahead of the start of the tournament, many were doubting the quality of the Indian pace bowling after Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out due to a knee injury.
But the Indian pacers have responded brilliantly to the given task and have done a good job so far. The likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Arshdeep Singh have shown some great displays of swing bowling, while the duo of Mohammad Shami and Hardik Pandya have restricted the opposition in the middle overs.
That is why the Indian management also wants their pacers to stay fresh for the knockout games ahead. For that, the management has to come up with a really good idea. Thus, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, head coach Rahul Dravid, and former skipper Virat Kohli have come up with a brilliant solution.
Notably, India is scheduled to travel approximately 34,000 km during their campagin in Australia. And with so much travel, both Rohit and Virat, along with Dravid, have decided to give their business class seats to the four Indian pacers.
A support staff member told the Indian Express, "Before the tournament, we decided that since the pace bowlers clock the maximum mileage on field day in, day out, they need to stretch their legs."
As per the standards set by the International Cricket Council (ICC), each team will get four business-class seats, which will be there for the captain, vice-captain, coach, and manager. But instead of using it on their own, the Indian management decided to give it to their four pacers so that they could have a proper rest while traveling.