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'Dravid's selection shows a bit of panic' - Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar, the former India batsman, in conversation with Nagraj Gollapudi, analyses Dravid's selection in the squad for the ODI series against England (07:03)

August 6, 2011

Posted by   on (August 11, 2011, 18:36 GMT)

Read this article and users comment Manjrekar it will answer your question http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-india-2011/content/story/526147.html?comments=all#comments

Posted by   on (August 7, 2011, 16:50 GMT)

I am not think this is discussion now very important when Dravid declared his retirement from the ODI cricket after this series.....

Posted by   on (August 7, 2011, 15:07 GMT)

Well, after such great innings in test cricket, Dravid had to be given a chance to say good bye to one day cricket on a good note. This is what had prompted selectors a chance to include him, and why not, he is the most consistent of lot at number 3 in these conditions. The youngsters like virat will get a close look at the master at work from close quarters on how to build innings in ODI in these conditions. Not a bad move at all. Well done BCCI.

Posted by   on (August 7, 2011, 3:20 GMT)

Rahul Dravid's selections does not shows panic. It shows class of Rahul Dravid. Rahul Dravid selection shows the stat of Indian Cricket which is destroyed by IPL. IPL has taken betting to highest level. IPL is not a Cricketing event it is a worst commerical event. Team India and BCCI is completely focussed on IPL. Because of IPL, Team India is losing skill, inspiration, motivation and fitness to play Test Cricket. These curators, coaches and BCCI officials are working for IPL growth rather than Cricket growth. Until IPL is thrashed, Team India is not going to perform well in other tournaments. IPL is completely meaningless and obsolete Tournament. Test, ODI & T20 Cricket is great to watch between Countries unlike IPL Teams which look like clubs. Test Cricket is ultimate to watch on sportive pitches. But IPL is making these pitches Lifeless.

Posted by CricOr on (August 7, 2011, 1:44 GMT)

Manjrekar, As you said give people opportunities in International matches for them to gain experience in facing bouncers, do you think it is practical. How many of Indian players who played many International matches are comfortable with bouncers. As you said cause Dravid maintains his dignity. People play around with his selection you are very right as you presently commented on his selection

Posted by   on (August 6, 2011, 19:47 GMT)

A true gentleman - India's crisis man, The wall!!

Posted by AVRAJAN on (August 6, 2011, 15:20 GMT)

Well said Mr. Manjrekar. Dravid's selection also highlights the fact that India has not developed any new talent except Kohli and Ashwin. We are having players who were developed by Tendulkar, Dravid and Ganguly inspite of a mechanism in the form of IPL available at present.

Also Dhonii's policy of using four bowlers has cost the team and made the bowlers injury prone. Dhoni thinks that he can win any match with hitters in batting line up and using part timers in bowling side. This has been proved as wrong by the English side. In a way we should thank the England for pointing out the flaw.

Now he has realised that a quality batsman and quality bowler is essential for a team.

Sender : NAGARAJAN, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.

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