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newscricket15 days ago

IPL 2021 | Pujara wants to emulate the likes of Kohli, Rohit and Williamson; says 'open' to technical tweaks

Cheteshwar Pujara, who will be playing the IPL after 7 years, has revealed that he wants to follow in the footsteps of non-power-hitters, like Kohli, Smith and Williamson, who have succeeded in their own way. He added that earlier he was wary of changing his technique but now he's open to changes.
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newscricket2 months ago

Modern-day hero Virat Kohli has defined India’s new-attitude, applauds Steve Waugh

Steve Waugh, in a documentary, mentioned that Virat Kohli represents India’s new attitude and insisted that his Indian team never gets intimidated by the opponent before calling him a modern-day hero. Dravid, on the other hand, stated that the system backs the development of youngsters.
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newscricket3 months ago

Rahul Dravid advised me not to bat long in the nets during Australia tour, reveals Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane has revealed that it was Rahul Dravid’s advice of not batting for long, which made it easy for the Mumbaikar during the Australia tour. He also added that before the series began, Dravid had called him to insist to not take any kind of pressure in Virat Kohli’s absence.
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newscricket3 months ago

Rahul Dravid's role is massive in the development of youngsters, expresses Ajinkya Rahane

India's Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has lauded the role played by Rahul Dravid in the development of the youngsters coming through the system. He also revealed that Dravid had messaged him after his memorable ton at the MCG and also expressed how proud he was after the Gabba win Down Under.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs AUS | Coming through Dravid was significant to youngsters success at the Gabba, highlights Paddy Upton 

Former Rajasthan Royals coach Paddy Upton has highlighted the impact of Rahul Dravid's influence on Indian youngsters, which he feels helped them come through the pressure cooker Gabba Test. He also added that Dravid doesn't get upset with mistakes, which helps players in expressing themselves. 
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs AUS | Rahul Dravid established players, now Indian kids are beating Australia, reckons Shoaib Akhtar 

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has credited Rahul Dravid for helping India create a great bench strength which helped them beat Australia 2-1. He also lauded India's management for allowing Rishabh Pant to go and play freely and that's how he won the Gabba Test and did well at SCG too.
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newscricket3 months ago

Pakistan coaches can do wonders at junior level like how Dravid has done in India, suggests Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi has opined that cricketers such as Mohammad Yousuf, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Younis Khan can do wonders for the development of Pakistan cricket at the junior level similar to how Rahul Dravid has done in India. Afridi further added that PCB should communicate with its players properly.
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newscricket3 months ago

We had a great chance of winning the Sydney Test in 2008 if not for umpiring errors, opines VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman, who was part of the playing team in the 2008 Sydney Test, has opined that they had a great chance of winning the Test match if not for all the wrong decisions. While stating that the Monkeygate issue was blown out of proportion, he credited Kumble and BCCI for taking the right decision.
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newscricket3 months ago

Rahul Dravid’s concentration and defence were impregnable and big games excited him, recollects Steve Waugh

Steve Waugh has recollected that Rahul Dravid’s concentration and defence was impregnable, especially against the Australians, where he holds a good record. While stating that the big games excited Dravid, Waugh called the Indian batsman as the ‘glue’ that held the entire team together.
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newscricket4 months ago

IND vs AUS | Rahul Dravid should be rushed to Australia to help India, feels Dilip Vengsarkar

Dilip Vengsarkar has suggested that India should rush Rahul Dravid to Australia to help their batting after they ended with their worst ever total of 36 in the first Test. After a batting disaster propelled by Australia's great bowling, India lost the game in two and half days. 
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