Friday, October 16, 2009

Just 5 games after return and he has been dropped again

Few weeks back, nobody had expected the return of Rahul Dravid to ODI squad.And now, after playing hardly 5 matches, he has been dropped from the team.Looks weird, but it shows that the selectors had brought him back as a panic reaction (due to early exit from T20 WC).
He was supposed to cement the innings- which he did perfectly on his comeback.In Compaq cup, when Team India was chasing 300+ score against SriLankans, he was the only man to stay at the crease, scoring 47 from 56 balls.In the finals, he opened the innings with Sachin and added 95 runs in 17 overs.In Champions Trophy, chasing 300+ total against deadly Pakistan bowling attack, he fought till the end with brilliant 76.In all these innings, he had the strike rate around 80, which suited his role in Indian batting line-up.
Now when the focus shifts to the dead flat tracks in India, the selectors don't need him anymore.

"I don't know why they didn't continue with him.It's a call that the selectors made. I don't think someone who has played that long, of that stature, should have been dropped in that way after having performed in the Champions Trophy.I certainly would have wanted him to continue but probably the selectors thought that he came as a replacement for Virender Sehwag and Sehwag was fit so he had to go, maybe that was the reason."

-Anil Kumble


  1. its good to think about future but see to it that our present is not ruined bcaz of that, dravid is in good form we hav sehwag, yuvraj, gambhir and raina as attacking batsmen sachin and dhoni can change their batting pace at anytime but dont selectors think we need someone like dravid who can anchor innings well than sachin and dhoni and let others play attacking cricket .?????? i dont think any new comer can make 20 odd runs against aus. so yyyy not give them chance to mature

  2. India is the only team where u replace a senior player with an even more senior player. It could ve been an opportunity for a junior. The main reason probably could be that India has an array of home matches on 'friendly' grounds not the bouncy ones that makes the 'great' ODI team shudder. So they think they don't need him

  3. but rahul is great person of the world
    why dropedddddddddd
    tell me selector