Virat Kohli on India’s “throwdown specialist” Raghavendra

The Indian cricket team has made their fans proud as they won the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 under the head coach Rahul Dravid. After winning the match, veteran cricketers Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja and Rohit Sharma announced their retirement from the T20I format. Here’s what Virat Kohli once said on India’s “throwdown specialist” support staff Raghavendra as they pose In a picture

India won the T20 World Cup finals against South Africa by 7 runs after a thrilling face off between the two teams at Barbados. The men in blue went undefeated this season, winning all their matches and taking the trophy home.

Virat Kohli’s wholesome statement on India’s support staff

Not a lot of Team India fans are aware of Raghavendra’s role as a “throwdown specialist” for the Indian team. Raghu has the exceptional skill of providing ‘throwdowns’ to players in practice sessions. This helps them in adapting to the pace and bounce of pitches in countries such as Australia and South Africa.

The support staff is not only helpful but also appreciated by veteran players in the team. Virat Kohli, being the humble and down to earth man that he is, made sure to speak positively about Raghavendra.

Virat Kohli once said, “facing Raghu’s 150kmph deliveries in the nets makes the fastest bowlers seem like medium pacers during matches.”

Virat Kohli credits Raghu, the specialist in throwdowns, for the team’s development in facing fast bowlers since 2013. He mentions that practising against Raghu beforehand makes you feel like there is ample time during the actual game.

BCCI announces 125 crore prize for team India and staff

During the celebrations after the win, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) revealed a substantial monetary award for the team. Jay Shah, the Chief Secretary of BCCI, announced the news on X.

“I am pleased to announce prize money of INR 125 Crores for Team India for winning the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. The team has showcased exceptional talent, determination, and sportsmanship throughout the tournament. Congratulations to all the players, coaches, and support staff for this outstanding achievement!” Shah’s X post read.

As per a TOI article, the significant cash prize will be divided among the 15-player team, which includes four substitutes, as well as around 15 support staff members. Rahul Dravid, the head coach, headed the support team.

The support team comprises of Vikram Rathour (hitting coach), Paras Mhambrey (bowling coach), T Dilip (fielding coach), three throwdown specialists, three physiotherapists, a fitness trainer, team manager, logistics manager, video analyst, and security and integrity officer.

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