Rahul Dravid has warned Team India that World Cup won’t be a cakewalk and the players will have to perform exceptionally well to win the trophy. The former Indian skipper feels the defeat against Australia was a reality check for the Indian team.
“I think there was a bit of notion that we are going walk there and win the World Cup easily. So it’s a good thing that has happened. What it has done has reminded us that we have to play the World Cup very, very well,” said at an event organised by ESPNcricinfo.
“India has performed well in the last couple of years. There was a little bit of talk that we are almost going to walk in there and win the World Cup very easily because we are the No. 1 team and we have been dominating one-day cricket for the last couple of years,” the former India captain and the current India A coach added.
However, Dravid has not dismissed India’s chances at the World Cup. He feels India can go all the way but it will be a competitive tournament.
“I still feel that we are still going to be one of the favourites. But it’s going to be tough, it’s going to be competitive. I think there was a bit of notion that we are going to walk there and win the World Cup. So it’s a good thing that has happened. What it has reminded us is that we have to play the World Cup very very well,” he said.