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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dravid learns lessons from Sachin

Sachin Tendulkar has been an inspiration to a whole generation of cricketers. His batting in itself is a coaching manual. This is clearly reflected in his envious cache of batting records.

On Tuesday, at the Sardar Patel Stadium at Motera near here, the Little Genius was seen in a new role. He became a source of inspiration to none other than former India skipper Rahul Dravid.

The 37-year-old Bangalorean, who has been the mainstay of India’s batting over the years, appears to have lost his Midas touch of late. Age could be a factor as Dravid’s reflexes and feet movement are not the same.

With the likes of Cheteshwar Pujara and Suresh Raina staking their claim for a spot in the Test XI, Dravid did himself no favour with scores like 77, 13, 1, 21* in the four innings against Australia last month.

Dravid is one of the most technically sound batsmen the modern era has seen, but on Tuesday, he did falter at the nets. ‘The Wall’ missed the line of the ball completely on a couple of occasions. Dravid appeared like he was struggling to negotiate the left-arm spin of Pragyan Ojha.

Seemingly upset with his misses, Dravid stood and watched Tendulkar bat. For the record, The maestro was rock-solid as ever.

Ojha, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma and even coach Gary Kirsten tried their best, but Tendulkar showed no signs of ageing and played some delightful strokes.


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