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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Rahul Dravid to say goodbye to One day Cricket

Today when I heard the news that Rahul Dravid had been picked for the One day International Series in England I was baffled. I wondered what made the Indian selectors go a step backward. It was two years ago, when after the last series in South Africa Rahul Dravid was dumped from the Indian One Day team because they wanted young blood to represent them at the 2011 World Cup. Even more baffling was his selection for the lone 20-20 match against England. Rahul Dravid plays in the cash rich IPL but he has never represented India in a 20-20 match.
One probable reason for his inclusion was thought to be the injury to Yuvraj Singh or maybe because he was scoring so freely in the Test series against England when the other batsmen were struggling. But all this was not making sense.
Finally the news is out. It is rare for a player to speak to a press especially at the end of the day during a practice match. Although there was no mention about which player was going to speak to the press it was speculated that the news was a big one. When everyone saw Dravid at the press conference they knew what to expect. He finally announced his retirement from One day cricket after the India-England series. Goodbye Dravid but keep continuing to play in the Test matches

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