Champions Trophy win great story for Indian cricket post IPL scandal, says Rahul Dravid

The Indian team enjoyed an unbeaten run at the eight-team ICC event and capped its brilliant performance by lifting the trophy for the first time outright by beating hosts England by five runs in a truncated final at Birmingham last Sunday.

updated: June 27, 2013 22:26 IST
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Mumbai: Former skipper Rahul Dravid on Thursday hailed the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team's triumph in the ICC Champions Trophy and said this was a much-needed shot in the arm for Indian cricket in the aftermath of the IPL spot-fixing scandal.

"I think we needed a good positive story. We needed some cheer in our cricket. We needed some happiness in our cricket. There is no doubt about that. I think it's great that we had lot of positive stories to write about in these two or three weeks," Dravid said.

"As an Indian fan, it was a heartening tournament to watch for me personally, just to see how well the team played but also from a point of view that it was a great story for Indian cricket at a time like this," Dravid told reporters at a Gillette event here.

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