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'Dravid was most prepared for this series' - Manjrekar

Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar on Dravid fighting century, and says that of all the players he was most prepared for the series against England (09:41)

Producer: Nagraj Gollapudi

August 21, 2011

Posted by DRSK on (August 22, 2011, 11:56 GMT)

"Mentally prepared, fortunate to get a 100 @ Lords" - utter disregard to the contribution to Dravid. Clearly you are trying to shield other batsmen (specifically "The One") who din't get big scores.

Come on! Give credit where it is due and also brickbats where due!

The big players have been in the field for such a long time, don't tell me they do not know how to put their failures behind and rise again. Are you suggesting that if any of the batsmen do not score in their first innings we should overlook them for the next match since they are more likely not to play better in the next match?

The Indian players are certainly capable of putting their failures behind and come out of the hole.

FYI - Lakshman (he is another unsung hero) was in Windies and he did score couple of big 50s and was unlucky to miss the 100s.

Just admit that the other batsmen somehow failed miserably in this series and only Dravid was in his elements.

Posted by Semoli on (August 21, 2011, 22:30 GMT)

I would not be surprised if he calls it a day after this test or series.

Posted by   on (August 21, 2011, 20:27 GMT)

Mentally good , fortunate , Tendulkar and the rest were not mentally prepared and not very fortunate reasons galore for the batsmen failure and we listen to this and agree to it Now 'Dravid was most prepared for this series' - Manjrekar. 'Dravid's selection shows a bit of panic' - Manjrekar Manjrekar you are not clea,r can you explain on these two points made by you also will help if you elaborate on mentally prepared and fortunate. Also please read this article. Thanks

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