As India secured the esteemed T20 World Cup trophy for the second time, Rahul Dravid reflected on his tenure as the head coach of the Men in Blue, describing it as an exceptional journey. India triumphed over South Africa by seven runs in the final match of the T20 World Cup 2024 held in Barbados. This decisive match marked Dravid's final game as the head coach for the Men in Blue.

In a post-match interview with the press, Dravid expressed his gratitude to the team for enabling him to claim the T20 World Cup 2024. He emphasized that the victory was a gratifying experience. The outgoing coach also noted that he did not view this win as a form of personal redemption.

"As a player, I was not fortunate enough to win a trophy, but I always gave my best effort in every match. I was fortunate to have the chance to coach this team, and I am grateful that these talented players made it possible for me to win this trophy," Dravid shared. He continued, "It's a wonderful feeling, but it doesn't feel like I've achieved personal redemption; it was simply the fulfillment of my coaching duties. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Rohit and his team; it was a remarkable journey."

Dravid also commented on Rohit Sharma's retirement from T20 internationals, praising the captain's character and commitment. "I will miss him greatly as a person... what truly impresses me is his character, the respect he has shown me, his dedication and commitment to the team, and his unwavering energy. He never shied away from challenges. For me, it will be the person I will miss the most," he added.

With an impressive tally of 4231 runs in 159 games, Rohit Sharma holds the record as the highest scorer in the format. He also boasts the record for the most hundreds (five) in T20 internationals. Sharma has been part of two T20 World Cup victories: the first in 2007 and the recent one in 2024 as the captain.