Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Is he coming back to form?

Well! It looks like the wall has started its repair.He looks to be set for coming back to form.Today, we could see the old Rahul with rock solid defense, lot of patience and elegance in strokes.When other teammates were falling prey to outside-off deliveries, Rahul stood like a Wall and didn't allow Andhra Pradesh to take the game away from his team.
His polished 50 was the centrepiece of Karnataka's second innings, but the youngsters in the line-up failed again. A big chunk of Dravid's, and Karnataka's, runs came in the region between third man and cover. He started cautiously, refusing to be tempted by the wide deliveries outside off stump, and it was only after getting his eye in that he employed the cut. There were some soft-handed, controlled glides past slip and, some delicate leg glances when the bowling drifted onto his pads. The only blemish in another assured knock was an attempted upper-cut which flew just above the hands of slip. He finally fell, nicking a wide delivery from D Kalyankrishna to the keeper; Karnataka slipped to 135 for 6.
He should continue this in the upcoming game against Baroda starting on 23rd Nov.


  1. He is rebuilding the Great Indian Wall. I hope he fires against the English........hope he gets selected and hits some runs in the ranji trophy to regain his confidence.

    btw, I have analysed Dravid's slump in form......Hope you get time to look at it. It's at,

  2. A good thing certainly, but there is a wary side to it. I've noticed that in the past year, most of his runs have come in the third-man area. Problems might still exist in other areas.

    Did you watch any of these matches? It's hard to tell from a match report if one has returned to form or not.