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India need Sachin now more than ever - Dravid

Former India batsman Rahul Dravid talks about the importance of Tendulkar in the team and what would be the ideal combination for the third Test against England in Kolkata (00:00)

Interviewer: Siddhartha Talya

November 27, 2012

Posted by VRRK on (November 27, 2012, 22:26 GMT)

Dravid, If you think India needs Sachin now, let me ask you whether he was not needed when India was whitewashed in England and Australia.What was his contribution? If you think India needs Sachin, they need Gavaskar and Kapil Dev as well, ask them to come out if their retirement and play for India.Of course we miss you, Dada and VVS as well.That would be good , play for eternity, no retirement!!

Posted by   on (November 27, 2012, 21:49 GMT)

The point being missed in this interview is that its not as if Harbhajan was super effective in getting the English batsmen out. Monty was spinning it at considerable pace and I dont think the track would have suited any of the indian spinners. So the question of underutilising a spinner does not arise as all of them were ineffective. I doubt if the outcome would have been different if the spinners were used differently.

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