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Dravid: India must decide on first-choice overseas spinners

Rahul Dravid analyses the second Test between India and Australia in Hyderabad (00:00)

Interviewer: Sidharth Monga

March 6, 2013

Posted by SoverBerry2 on (March 8, 2013, 11:18 GMT)

Dear Rahul Dravid, how on the earth we will get Swann-like (GOOD) spinners from IPL...

Posted by bohemianGunjan on (March 8, 2013, 7:30 GMT)

What a thorough gentleman, Rahul! It was a treat to watch you speak. Monga, you are a cricket writer par excellence. It would have been great to see you in formals interviewing Rahul who was anyways dressed in formals.

Posted by   on (March 8, 2013, 7:26 GMT)

Nice analysis!! :) :) Great man, Rahul Dravid!!

Posted by   on (March 8, 2013, 5:30 GMT)

With due respect to Rahul, I would like to say that, for its overseas test matches, India must find and decide its first-choice-pacers, BEFORE worrying about deciding on its first-choice-spinners. At least they seem to be thinking about the REAL first priority, first.

Prioritizing the key issues to be resolved is very important. FIRST priority: Opening batsmen. SECOND: Opening Bowlers. Only THIRD priority: The lead spinner/ pair of spinners.

Posted by viji69 on (March 7, 2013, 6:21 GMT)

Nothing wrong in the declaration, on the hind sight anybody can say anything, including prefect student of the game - Dravid. it is all about Ifs and Buts. it has not worked. he wanted to give it a shot at the weak Indian Opening link, with his best potent skill - fast bowling. ( People outside the playing 11 does not matter, even it is the former great)

Posted by Rajesh_Bala on (March 7, 2013, 3:42 GMT)

Well said Rahul. Indian Cricket needs mentor like rahul and kumble.

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