India vs England: Rahul Dravid’s Emotional Speech Captures Akash Deep’s Journey Perfectly – Watch


WATCH: Rahul Dravid's emotional speech perfectly captures Akash Deep Yatra

Rahul Dravid (left) and Akash Deep© X (formerly Twitter)

It was a huge moment for fast bowler Akash Deep as he made his debut for the Indian cricket team in the fourth Test against England in Ranchi on Friday. As Mohammed Siraj's partner with the new ball, he was given preference over his Bengal teammate Mukesh Kumar. The presence of his mother at the venue made the moment even more special as head coach Rahul Dravid handed over the Test cap to Akash Deep. Before donning the cap, Dravid gave an emotional speech that perfectly captured the young player's journey and congratulated him on achieving his dream.

Dravid said, “Akash, your journey started from a place called Baddi, which is about 200 km from here. In this journey you have faced a lot of difficulties. You have worked hard. You have gone through a lot of ups and downs. Have seen.” The video posted by BCCI on social media.

“You moved from Baddi to Delhi to play cricket alone. You were inspired by the 2007 T20 World Cup win. You stayed alone in Delhi and kept trying. Then you moved from Delhi to Kolkata.”

“You played domestic cricket and performed impressively. Your journey took you to Ranchi, which is 200 km close to your village and you are going to receive your India cap here today.”

“It is a special feeling for you because your mother is also here along with some of your family members. It is unfortunate that your father and elder brother are no more. But we are sure that they are blessing you from wherever they are. Have been.”

“Our entire team is wishing you all the best. Please enjoy this moment and this match. You have worked hard to get here, this has been your dream. We are glad that we are able to fulfill this dream.” We are here with you for this. Enjoy these five more days.” career. With great pleasure, I present to you India Test cap number, 313.”

Akash Deep impressed in his debut match and took three wickets on the first day.

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