India in England 2011 August 17, 2011

My first instinct was I had not hit it - Dravid

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Rahul Dravid has said he was too confused in the heat of the moment to contest the decision that ruled him caught behind off James Anderson in the second innings at Edgbaston. Replays showed he hit his shoelace and not the ball and Dravid said later that he wished he had asked for a review.

Dravid appeared to have nicked a delivery from Anderson in the 16th over and was given out, but he was not convinced by the decision. After a word with the non-striker Sachin Tendulkar, however, Dravid decided against using a review.

"My first instinct was that I had not hit it," Dravid told the Daily Telegraph. "But there was a loud noise, and I couldn't figure out where it had come from. I knew I hadn't hit the ground, or my pad, or my shoe, so it confused me as to where the noise had come from. But I didn't think I had touched it. So I asked my partner and he said there was a big noise. So I had Simon Taufel, one of the best umpires in the world, ruling me out, my partner saying it was out and I myself had heard the noise. I thought maybe it was just one of those instances where I hadn't felt the edge.

"As soon as I got back to the dressing room I told the guys I had to see the replay. I wanted to know where I had touched it [the ball]. I could never have imagined it was a shoelace. It was disappointing because I've been batting well and if I had batted longer with Sachin, who played well in that innings, and if we had seen off Anderson's spell before lunch, we could have at least put up a bigger fight."

It was an odd sequence of play, with the dismissal preceded by Dravid running off the field in between overs. "I rushed off the field because my bladder was full and I wanted to relieve myself. It is an uncomfortable feeling to bat with a full bladder, so I did not want it on my mind."

Dravid has been India's most successful batsman on a dismal tour of England. After he fell at Edgbaston, the rest of the line-up offered little resistance and India slumped to their third-biggest defeat in Tests. The result meant England replaced India as No. 1 in the ICC's Test rankings.

"It's been a hard series for a combination of reasons. The pitches have been conducive to good swing bowling, and also the quality of the England bowling has been superb," Dravid said. "Their seamers have bowled beautiful lengths, and have pitched the ball up. We expected England to be good in this series, but we expected ourselves to be better."

While the rest of India's batsmen, including Tendulkar and VVS Laxman, struggled to deal with the conditions and England's bowling, Dravid managed two centuries in six innings. He said there had been a change in his mental approach to the game since his early years.

"Early in my career, I used to try to block out thoughts while I was batting and that was very tiring. Now I let my mind wander a bit. I recognise that it is wandering and that helps bring me back to reality. I take a couple of deep breaths and that gets me focussed."

While Dravid heaped praise on England, he pointed out they still had to win in India. "You have to do well in conditions in which you haven't done well. England haven't won in India for 27 years, so they have to do that. They've got the team and the skills to do it but it still needs to be done. Hopefully we can stop them from doing that." England will play four Tests in India at the end of 2012.

Down 0-3 in the series, India go into the fourth Test at The Oval with little to play for. Dravid, though, said they were also thinking about climbing back to the No. 1 spot. "Of course we want to play for pride and to show people what we can do. But also the goal now is to get back to No. 1 and for that every Test matters."

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  • on August 20, 2011, 20:23 GMT

    Batting Team in the Dressing Room or Captain Should have the privilege of asking for Review. As they will be watching the match closely and they will recognize wrong decisions faster then the tiered, tensed batsman in the middle.

  • LivingDead on August 20, 2011, 15:26 GMT

    Since, 2007, India has played (not including current Eng series): Total tests = 48 Away = 26 Against Bang and WIndies = 7

    Lets compare it to England: Total tests = 58 Away tests = 26 Against Bang/Windies = 15

    So India played 54% of tests away, and 85% of them against strong teams. England played only 45% of tests away, and only 74% against strong teams.

  • on August 19, 2011, 23:02 GMT

    the writing is on the WALL :(

  • on August 18, 2011, 13:14 GMT

    dravid must prove himself as a wall for india

  • vsuria on August 18, 2011, 11:44 GMT

    @Ashish - Please do not bring up the topic of ODIs between India and Pakistan. This isn't about that.

  • Joby_George on August 18, 2011, 9:43 GMT

    Had it be shewag, he would have directly gone for review without even asking the partner.

  • ashish514 on August 18, 2011, 9:14 GMT

    @mohsin9975- Where does that argument come from?? It wasn't an lbw decision. And Dravid could take a review but he wasn't sure. And I know, you are aggrieved of Pakistan loosing to India again in the semi final. I see you call India "our team", from which I take you are an Indian. Wow. @Ahmed Hashim- India has won against England in England in 2007, but England hasn't done that against India in India in 27 years. So that still needs to be done by England. They are capable, but India will not be so meek at home, and English seamers will not have the same effect in India. Moreover the spinners will come into play and England has never been comfortable against spinners just like Indians against seamers.

  • vsuria on August 18, 2011, 8:34 GMT

    India may not have been the greatest team ever, but they were no. 1 and so the best team for almost 2 years. It doesn't take a team to be great to become no. 1.

  • vsuria on August 18, 2011, 8:28 GMT

    I think you can say that England is no. 1, and the best team CURRENTLY, but not as great as the great Aussies and West Indian teams. England are nowhere near those teams. For England to be as great as them, they need to win all over the world. They won in Australia, now they need to win in subcontinental pitches.

    I do agree though, that this England team has the potential to do so.

  • vimalkm on August 18, 2011, 8:12 GMT

    @Ahmed Hashim : Before I say anything...India were outclassed by England and looked at no point winning any of the Test matches. SAYING THAT: time and again i have typed here is: When India became No:1 its about CONSISTENCY!!! we played in SA drew the series ..won against NZ won against WI...yes the majority was played at home BUT ALL TEAMS PLAY MAJORITY AT HOME!!!!! its how you do it when you go out and we (THOUGH HAVE NOT WON) have drawn series....sure you would know Dhoni has not lost a series before this ...its consitency. Last time Eng was down in India they LOST so thats all Dravid was saying ....PLEASE give credit to a team where it deserves! I am not sure who you support but INDIA acheieved something Srilanka Pak (The other sub continent teams) have never acheieved! 4 series they dint lose thats something to say even if you are playing @ home! This England team is good BUT please mark this they will NEVER win in India. Not because they are bad! BUT Seam YES spin NO no!Thank u!

  • on August 20, 2011, 20:23 GMT

    Batting Team in the Dressing Room or Captain Should have the privilege of asking for Review. As they will be watching the match closely and they will recognize wrong decisions faster then the tiered, tensed batsman in the middle.

  • LivingDead on August 20, 2011, 15:26 GMT

    Since, 2007, India has played (not including current Eng series): Total tests = 48 Away = 26 Against Bang and WIndies = 7

    Lets compare it to England: Total tests = 58 Away tests = 26 Against Bang/Windies = 15

    So India played 54% of tests away, and 85% of them against strong teams. England played only 45% of tests away, and only 74% against strong teams.

  • on August 19, 2011, 23:02 GMT

    the writing is on the WALL :(

  • on August 18, 2011, 13:14 GMT

    dravid must prove himself as a wall for india

  • vsuria on August 18, 2011, 11:44 GMT

    @Ashish - Please do not bring up the topic of ODIs between India and Pakistan. This isn't about that.

  • Joby_George on August 18, 2011, 9:43 GMT

    Had it be shewag, he would have directly gone for review without even asking the partner.

  • ashish514 on August 18, 2011, 9:14 GMT

    @mohsin9975- Where does that argument come from?? It wasn't an lbw decision. And Dravid could take a review but he wasn't sure. And I know, you are aggrieved of Pakistan loosing to India again in the semi final. I see you call India "our team", from which I take you are an Indian. Wow. @Ahmed Hashim- India has won against England in England in 2007, but England hasn't done that against India in India in 27 years. So that still needs to be done by England. They are capable, but India will not be so meek at home, and English seamers will not have the same effect in India. Moreover the spinners will come into play and England has never been comfortable against spinners just like Indians against seamers.

  • vsuria on August 18, 2011, 8:34 GMT

    India may not have been the greatest team ever, but they were no. 1 and so the best team for almost 2 years. It doesn't take a team to be great to become no. 1.

  • vsuria on August 18, 2011, 8:28 GMT

    I think you can say that England is no. 1, and the best team CURRENTLY, but not as great as the great Aussies and West Indian teams. England are nowhere near those teams. For England to be as great as them, they need to win all over the world. They won in Australia, now they need to win in subcontinental pitches.

    I do agree though, that this England team has the potential to do so.

  • vimalkm on August 18, 2011, 8:12 GMT

    @Ahmed Hashim : Before I say anything...India were outclassed by England and looked at no point winning any of the Test matches. SAYING THAT: time and again i have typed here is: When India became No:1 its about CONSISTENCY!!! we played in SA drew the series ..won against NZ won against WI...yes the majority was played at home BUT ALL TEAMS PLAY MAJORITY AT HOME!!!!! its how you do it when you go out and we (THOUGH HAVE NOT WON) have drawn series....sure you would know Dhoni has not lost a series before this ...its consitency. Last time Eng was down in India they LOST so thats all Dravid was saying ....PLEASE give credit to a team where it deserves! I am not sure who you support but INDIA acheieved something Srilanka Pak (The other sub continent teams) have never acheieved! 4 series they dint lose thats something to say even if you are playing @ home! This England team is good BUT please mark this they will NEVER win in India. Not because they are bad! BUT Seam YES spin NO no!Thank u!

  • Sunil2381 on August 18, 2011, 7:48 GMT

    Dravid erred. He should have asked for a review. If not, dont regret it later.

    And anyway, he was batting better than Sachin, no need to ask his opinion on the edge.. lol

  • on August 18, 2011, 7:28 GMT

    @ahmed hashim , he didnt criticise england tht they didnt win away a lot, he just said to do well u have to win in conditions they havent done in a long time, england havent won a series in india for a long time, and if u talk abt india not doing anything the last time india were in england we did win the series 1 nil if u dont remember :) respect the man hes not said one thing outta line :)

  • on August 18, 2011, 5:44 GMT

    I find it hilarious that Dravid says England hasn't beaten India abroad, when India themselves got to the #1 ranking by winning only at home. He's got some nerve making that statement.

  • kickittome70 on August 18, 2011, 2:42 GMT

    I find Rahul a very attractive man

  • on August 18, 2011, 1:04 GMT

    Sachin is not very popular at the moment , is he? The UDRS does not have LBW as part of it in this series I think almost solely cos Sachin didnt like it

  • xenon555 on August 18, 2011, 0:56 GMT

    dont really see how this is news. You werent out, whatever. It's not like we are going to go back and change the result of the match. He shouldve trusted his gut feeling but it's too late now.

  • mohsin9975 on August 18, 2011, 0:43 GMT

    Blame dhoni,sachin nd bcci for this incident. While all the other boards were convinced about drs that it helps to get more decisions correct nd started learning how to use it effectively, india were so ignorant of learning abt it. Even in the world cup, the bell lbw decision was rightly upheld by the umpire as the technology clearly stated its limits within which it works. If anything, india shd hav crucified billy bowden(i was surprised when they didnt becoz thats what our team normally does) nd not snubbed the drs. At least not after what happened in the semi-final with srt.(i still feel he was out nd wud hav been given out by drs if india had opted for a drs with cameras of faster frame rates)

  • Hodra99 on August 18, 2011, 0:07 GMT

    I am no fan of the current Indian side, but I admire and respect Rahul Dravid immensely. Many members of the current Indian squad could do worse than take a leaf out of this gentleman's book in humility and sportsmanship.

  • nlambda on August 17, 2011, 23:40 GMT

    Lots and lots of Pak fans showing up on this thread to rubbish Dravid! Go watch the WC semi-final guys :-)

  • RandyOZ on August 17, 2011, 22:57 GMT

    The other thing India haven't hit in a long time is form uotside of India!

  • on August 17, 2011, 21:49 GMT

    Also thats so unkind of all of u.. Why would tendulkar save the reviews for himself?! I think hes proven since 1989 what a class guy and a team player he is! Have u forgotten how in the early/late nineties he single handedly made most of ur runs?!

  • on August 17, 2011, 21:44 GMT

    Im a pakistani but even i gotta admit Rahul Dravid has been the epitome of fair play and a true gentleman while playing cricket.. And I thought he should have taken the DRS but what has happened has gone, end of story. Though what i would like to ask my indian friends is if the BCCI will now agree to DRS for the LBW aswell? I dont understand why your board is so against it.. While if you had actually watched the whole ENG-IND test series having that would have definitely helped your team more!

  • 200ondebut on August 17, 2011, 21:18 GMT

    If Bell was naive - what does this make Dravid? I can't believe a man of his experience has made such a mistake. Shows a lack of fight s much as anything.

  • Rahulbose on August 17, 2011, 21:12 GMT

    Signs of old age I say. You stop trusting your own senses. Too bad he had another oldie on the non-striker end. SRT probably too busy napping and was woken up by the noise.

  • Lateralis on August 17, 2011, 21:08 GMT

    @ Ravin Dias. TV replays with Snicko showed there was a sound but only after the ball was well past the bat. Also, there was daylight between bat and ball at the point the ball passed the bat. Unfortunately, Dravid didn't hit the ball. I can't recall properly if Hotspot showed a mark on the shoelace and/or bat. Either way, your comment is pointless.

    @ rManikas I suspect your suggestion is tongue in cheek! Either way, just for the sake of it, the only way Strauss or anyone in the England side would have known that Dravid didn't hit it was to see the TV replay. In real time it looked out. But by the time they probably saw a reply at lunch, 3 other wickets had fallen. Recalling Dravid at that point would have been... unprecedented.

  • on August 17, 2011, 20:59 GMT

    Migara Gunatilaka has no idea of what he is talking about. India won the series, in 2007, against England, in England 1-0. The English have performed admirably, in the ongoing series, and thorughly deserve their position. The Indians have looked jaded, essentially, due to an overdose of cricket in all formats. There is no shame in losing to a better focussed side. The Sri Lankans seem to be in the same boat, going by their present performances in Australia. Case closed.

  • grahamrd on August 17, 2011, 20:59 GMT

    @OopsIsaiditagain - I guess it would've been better for India if all the England team had been born in South Africa as India may at least have been a little more competitive. They certainly played a lot better against SAF than they have against England!

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on August 17, 2011, 20:32 GMT

    @Ravi Dias, are you for real? Replays showed that his shoe lace hit his bat. When you are blinkered with prejudice, truth looks obviously crazy to you.

  • on August 17, 2011, 20:28 GMT

    well this was a unfortunate one

  • on August 17, 2011, 19:50 GMT

    Funny comment on winning on Indian soil! why cant you Indians take a defeat in the proper spirit; after all its you (Indians) who are against the DRS. Serves you right! Either way, isnt it the same thing? similar to the English not winning on Indian soil, The Indians cannot win on the English soil. CANNOT EVEN COME CLOSE!!!!! First Ravi Shasthri goes on n on that English have never been on the top spot n that they cannot comment on anything... Wonder what he has to say now? For god sake, accept the fact that the English were far superior without giving excuses! Shame on you India!

  • on August 17, 2011, 19:10 GMT

    This is crazy.He hit the ball for sure.Batsman always know whether they hit the ball or not.Just because there is no hot spot mark ,he is saying all these crazy things.Either you hit it or not.Shoe laze??? so funy.He should try to hit the shoe laze and hear the sound.LOL.

  • andrew27994 on August 17, 2011, 18:23 GMT

    These things can happen in cricket although Dravid has only himself to blame for not going for the review but I dont think there was anything he could do about it. Even I thought that was out before watching the replays and probably Sachin. No one could have known it had touched the shoelace. So what has happened has happened. Dravid should just concentrate on tomorrow's match and hopefully the Indian team can avoid a 4-0 whitewash, though I personally fell that the Oval Test will be a draw.

  • SixoverSlips on August 17, 2011, 18:05 GMT

    Dravid: "Of course we want to play for pride and to show people what we can do. But also the goal now is to get back to No. 1 and for that every Test matters."

    This.

  • kumarcoolbuddy on August 17, 2011, 17:18 GMT

    @Sal M, great analysis. I am overwhelmed with your honesty. Tendulkar said he heard loud noise and even RD heard that too but not sure if it was nicked or not. I see only Rahul Dravid's judgement plays here to go for DRS. Main purpose of DRS to get rid of any confusion. But we cannot blame anyone because situation was like that. You wouldn't understand unless if you are in that situation/confusion. May be this is what Dhoni meant "Everything is going wrong for India".

  • sameer997 on August 17, 2011, 17:13 GMT

    the noise however was as if they ball had hit the edge of the bat that noise was more of a bat hitting the ball sound than bat hitting the showlace.

  • on August 17, 2011, 17:03 GMT

    Mr. Ayaz Noor M, Dravid has indeed answered your question already. Please refer to the last two lines of the 3rd Paragraph.

  • rManiks on August 17, 2011, 16:50 GMT

    Perhaps Strauss should've called him back!! (as a goodwill measure for Ian Bell's event)

  • CricketChat on August 17, 2011, 16:11 GMT

    RD is a symbol of fair play. However, since he is the man in form on this tour, he should have for referral when he had doubt. No one would be grudge him for wasting a referral even if he was wrong.

  • on August 17, 2011, 15:59 GMT

    Okay, so lets say even if Dravid was given the benefit of doubt? how many of us believe he would have went ahead and score a triple century to avoid an embarrassment? Dravid has a history of giving an unbelievable look when he gets out ( youtube" wasim gets dravid"). No need of making a news out of a wrongful out , India had their all of UDRS intact when it happened.

  • on August 17, 2011, 15:52 GMT

    Thanks to Dravid for his mature and discerning comments - but he should have insisted on a review!

  • Dravid_Best on August 17, 2011, 15:49 GMT

    Totally agree with everyone who said that Sachin was trying to save the reviews for himself! I'm so sure thats true. And now lets all hope that Dravid makes another ton in the Oval :)

  • DazTaylor on August 17, 2011, 15:48 GMT

    @Rtom No, you dont have to win all over the world to be number 1. That is a myth. Current rankings prove that. India never won in Australia, ever, yet were number 1 for 2 years. Fact. IMO you need to win all over the world to be classed as a great side, but that is different from being number 1.

  • on August 17, 2011, 15:40 GMT

    Dravid is class, the only Indian batsman who can play swing and I think he is best with technique. Wish he could have reviewed, actually he should have gone without asking Sachin.

  • demon_bowler on August 17, 2011, 15:28 GMT

    Both Dravid and Tendulkar had unfortunate dismissals in the 2nd innings, but Dravid's was at least partly self-inflicted. It was ironic that Raina in the first innings tried to review an LBW decision -- much to the amusement of Geoffrey Boycott, who rightly pointed out that he had been done by his own board refusing to countenance Hawkeye reviews -- while Dravid did not review a decision that he could and should have reviewed. This sort of confusion tends to happen to broken and demoralized teams, and I really shouldn't laugh...

  • on August 17, 2011, 15:25 GMT

    then why didnt you refer it Dravid ?? you had a life and you lost it, dont cry over spilled milk now!

  • on August 17, 2011, 15:06 GMT

    Only two gentlement in the indian team.... Imagine Sreesant or Dhoni being on the other end...

  • RajaDinakaran on August 17, 2011, 14:59 GMT

    As said by dravid , Lets see who the real no one is when the england players come to India for the return series in 2012. The lions can roar in its own den , but lets see whether it can roar in the tigers den as loud as its own den.........

  • Ontu on August 17, 2011, 14:58 GMT

    Why are we bringing Tendulkar in this? Dravid did not say that Tendulkar told him not to review it. Dravid said Tendulkar told him that he had heard a big noise. Let us give these two greats a break and remember what they have done for the country.

  • m_ilind on August 17, 2011, 14:58 GMT

    Agree with cric_follower!

  • Romenevans on August 17, 2011, 14:57 GMT

    Or perhaps he was so tired and wanted the match finished as soon as possible and then they can go back enjoy shopping on the streets of England.

  • on August 17, 2011, 14:45 GMT

    What - you guys knocking rahul and sachin for what happened? - This is crazy.

  • BanBouncers on August 17, 2011, 14:44 GMT

    This is another example that technology is better than umpire's observations.

  • Srikee1987 on August 17, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    @ Ram Jegendran.. I Agree with it. Had the review been lost it would not have been made anything serious in course of the match n result of it... For those people who start criticizing Sachin in this dismissal of Dravid. He has nothing to do with it. Dravid should have gone for a review since he had a doubt

  • on August 17, 2011, 14:30 GMT

    if the best player in the team cant use the DRS, to hell with it...Dravid's modesty proved very costly to India...

  • sunildjoshi on August 17, 2011, 14:27 GMT

    I don't blame RD.. When things are going in opposite directions you are unknowingly forced to make mistakes..

  • Srikee1987 on August 17, 2011, 14:25 GMT

    @cric_follower. I agree on this. Then what the hell is the review system there.. As in the article what Dravid said there was confusion about where the noise came from? The basic instinct here is when a batsmen thinks he is not out. he should have gone for a review. Asking the non striker opinion at most times comes for lbw decisions and for catches only if the batsmen is not sure of whether it is cleanly taken. In the Semifinal n final of the CWC 2011, sehwag just went for a review, not even thinking of asking the non-striker.

  • Srikee1987 on August 17, 2011, 14:15 GMT

    @OopsIsaiditagain the current English team has a few English born players..

  • spinkingKK on August 17, 2011, 13:58 GMT

    It just makes one thing clear. Never let the reputation of others or judgment of others fool you. You know what you are and what you have done. Just because the so-called best umpire says you are out, it doesn't mean you are out. I couldn't beleive Dravid didn't use the DRS even when he was sure he didn't hit it. This was the very reason why DRS was brought in. Its ok if you are a tail-ender and fears that he will make the team lose one challenge if he was wrong. But, this was THE most priced wicket of India and the man himself didn't think he hit it. That too in a match you are fighting to survive. What a waste!!

  • allblue on August 17, 2011, 13:48 GMT

    Test cricket is the supreme for of the game because it tests a player completely. When England were batting there were criticisms that they were scoring too slowly, which was ridiculous as they were methodically building a huge lead - on the third day! All the time England were batting, India were in the field, getting more and more tired, getting ground down. Dravid was then out facing the music fifteen minutes after finishing his marathon stint in the field. Tiredness, both physical and mental then comes into play. A tired mind is a clouded mind, and although it was a shame that a great player got out to a bad decision, his failure to use the review was in part 'earned' by England by batting for so long.

  • on August 17, 2011, 13:38 GMT

    tendulkar thought he will save the reviews for himself :P

  • batnpad on August 17, 2011, 13:32 GMT

    RD has been India's best batsman in the series and the whole world knows that in that situation if he gets out, the rest of the team can start packing their bags back to the hotel. So, given the situation he should have reviewed it. On a lighter note, did SRT wanted not to share the glory as he was planning to save the test single handedly , lol :)

  • on August 17, 2011, 12:49 GMT

    When in doubt he should have asked for a review. Sachin also made a mistake there.

  • NewYorkCricket on August 17, 2011, 12:49 GMT

    Dude !! That is what the review is there for... if you are confused.

  • ramps2000 on August 17, 2011, 12:45 GMT

    What a really classy guy Dravid is. "We expected England to be good in this series, but we expected ourselves to be better." A first class way to praise your opponents while accepting responsibility for your own performance. Well done, sir.

    @Sal M - though you are almost correct, I think, from my own experience, that there it is possible to nick one so slightly that one feels nothing. Certainly, that is a far more likely scenario to have occurred to Dravid than your wholly unfounded and tiresomely cynical supposition that he, of all people, gave it up because he didn't fancy getting stuck into the battle for survival. Having prayed in aid your own playing experience, I wonder if you can say, from that experience of yours, how many times you surrendered your own wicket because you didn't really fancy a battle. If it's more than zero, then you and I have had rather different playing experiences.

  • dr.thirsty on August 17, 2011, 12:40 GMT

    My guess is that when Dravid asked Tendulkar if he should review, Tendulkar said 'Nah mate, you knocked the leather off it', thereby saving the reviews for himself. Just in case.

  • sachin_mumbai on August 17, 2011, 12:40 GMT

    It happens when u r that honest...

  • on August 17, 2011, 12:26 GMT

    This is just one of the lame excuses. There is no point for Dravid to say that he wished if he had asked for the review. Why did not he ask for the review? Who stopped him from doing it?

  • OopsIsaiditagain on August 17, 2011, 12:21 GMT

    India welcomes England in 2012. We will then show you how the game is played. Actually, both countries should opt a neutral venue. We have played 11 Indians and been number for 2 years...how many English born players in team England ?

  • Mcgrath-Dravid-Flintoff on August 17, 2011, 12:20 GMT

    who else felt that tendulkar was jealous of dravids success? or else why did he tell him not to review it?

  • rsidda on August 17, 2011, 11:57 GMT

    I am expecting 200 from dravid in the 3rd test as previously he did in 2002, back to back centuries followed by a double.

  • on August 17, 2011, 11:36 GMT

    Dravid is very much practical Infact the whole is practical.... they knew that they not going to play whole of their life/....So why to worry....I think India would visiting them about 4 years later...at that time they will show them what is actually cricket means to aur nation.........

  • getsetgopk on August 17, 2011, 11:36 GMT

    the noises in his head were from the huge defeats in the previous two test matches and one innings defeat in the edgebaston test looming large that clouded his judgement period.

  • AbhilashKA on August 17, 2011, 11:16 GMT

    I also wished after seeing the replays that he had reviewed it. But its part and parcel of the game. The fourth test for India is to play for pride. Come on India, show what we can do. Chak de India...

  • Yabba on August 17, 2011, 11:13 GMT

    Nice interview - Dravid always talks a lot of sense. If only the other batsmen adopted the same level of application as him this series might not have been so one-sided...

  • on August 17, 2011, 11:08 GMT

    Did Tendulker want him out? Why would he suggest or advise him to go for review?

  • rtom on August 17, 2011, 10:54 GMT

    Dravid makes a point here. to be number one, one needs to win all over the world. He clearly targets tehm to win series in India. for me that will be definityl interesting as Anderson will not be able to generate so much swing and Broad might wonder what happened to his bowling !! :(

  • on August 17, 2011, 10:46 GMT

    Come on even i played enough cricket. When you have nicked it you know. In this case lets be honest, you did not feel like batting.

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  • on August 17, 2011, 10:46 GMT

    Come on even i played enough cricket. When you have nicked it you know. In this case lets be honest, you did not feel like batting.

  • rtom on August 17, 2011, 10:54 GMT

    Dravid makes a point here. to be number one, one needs to win all over the world. He clearly targets tehm to win series in India. for me that will be definityl interesting as Anderson will not be able to generate so much swing and Broad might wonder what happened to his bowling !! :(

  • on August 17, 2011, 11:08 GMT

    Did Tendulker want him out? Why would he suggest or advise him to go for review?

  • Yabba on August 17, 2011, 11:13 GMT

    Nice interview - Dravid always talks a lot of sense. If only the other batsmen adopted the same level of application as him this series might not have been so one-sided...

  • AbhilashKA on August 17, 2011, 11:16 GMT

    I also wished after seeing the replays that he had reviewed it. But its part and parcel of the game. The fourth test for India is to play for pride. Come on India, show what we can do. Chak de India...

  • getsetgopk on August 17, 2011, 11:36 GMT

    the noises in his head were from the huge defeats in the previous two test matches and one innings defeat in the edgebaston test looming large that clouded his judgement period.

  • on August 17, 2011, 11:36 GMT

    Dravid is very much practical Infact the whole is practical.... they knew that they not going to play whole of their life/....So why to worry....I think India would visiting them about 4 years later...at that time they will show them what is actually cricket means to aur nation.........

  • rsidda on August 17, 2011, 11:57 GMT

    I am expecting 200 from dravid in the 3rd test as previously he did in 2002, back to back centuries followed by a double.

  • Mcgrath-Dravid-Flintoff on August 17, 2011, 12:20 GMT

    who else felt that tendulkar was jealous of dravids success? or else why did he tell him not to review it?

  • OopsIsaiditagain on August 17, 2011, 12:21 GMT

    India welcomes England in 2012. We will then show you how the game is played. Actually, both countries should opt a neutral venue. We have played 11 Indians and been number for 2 years...how many English born players in team England ?