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ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 – Rahul Dravid and the arc of redemption

The content discusses the transformation of the Indian cricket team under the coaching of Rahul Dravid, from their early exit in the 2007 World Cup to their current success. The article highlights the challenges faced by players in dealing with trolling, abuse, and fanaticism, both in the past and in the present. It describes the intense backlash that players experienced after India’s early exit from the World Cup in 2007, including effigies being burnt, stones thrown at their houses, and altercations with angry fans. The article also mentions an incident involving cricketer Irfan Pathan being physically pushed and sworn at by a fan at an airport. Despite these challenges, the current Indian cricket team, under the leadership of Dravid as head coach, has been able to harness their true potential and overcome past setbacks. The article illustrates the contrast between the difficulties faced by players in the past with the current successes achieved under Dravid’s coaching.

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