Former captain Rahul Dravid says it was a myth that stream Indian cricketers are bad players of spin and their onslaught opposite Sri Lanka spinners had some-more to do with “pressure” than ability.
Ranagana Herath and Tharindu Kaushal done life tough for the Indian batsmen in a recently resolved series, which India won 2-1.
India A manager Dravid, who has only finished a prolonged series against Australia and South Africa A teams, opines that Indian youngsters are still good players of spin and can go a long way if they do a few nips and tucks.
“There were a integrate of times in this array that we got stuck, we were not means to stagger a strike and a pressure came on and we remove dual or 3 wickets quickly. we don’t think Indian payers are bad players of spin,” Dravid asserted.
“We are unexpected not bad players of spin though maybe the high vigour cricket these boys are personification gets to them. Like T20 cricket, where a value of a singular is not so much. So to emanate a singular in between a large shot is what a Mohammad Azharuddin or a VVS Laxman could do on delayed turning tracks,” he added.
“In terms of shot-making ability opposite spin, we think this era is incredible. They step out and strike sixes against spinners, some of a creativity we see opposite spin is terrific. we consider one of a areas where there is a bit of a concern for Indian cricket is that there is infrequently not a lot of balance,” Dravid was quoted as observant by ESPNcricinfo.
India A mislaid a two-match unaccepted Test array against the visiting Australia A group before holding punish in the triseries final opposite a same opposition.
The ‘A’ group afterwards won a two-match unaccepted Test series opposite South Africa A to finish on a certain note. Dravid opines that discordant to renouned notice young cricketers are during palliate with a long-format.
“They (youngsters) are not struggling to play long-form cricket. There are a lot of really good long-form cricket players like AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Steven Smith, they are extensive T20 players and personification long-form cricket as they did in any generation.
“It would be astray to contend that they are incompetent to play long-form cricket. we consider hurdles change and the environment has altered a small bit,” he said.
“There is a lot of One-day cricket, T20 cricket, high-pressure T20 cricket. Just suppose we are practicing two months of T20 cricket, day in and day out. And unexpected you have come out to play an A array in Chennai on a delayed wicket, where we have to stagger a strike and we can’t play the same shots, it takes time to adjust.
“To be satisfactory as a array went on, we found a players working on it, they adjust and they get improved during it,” he added.
Dravid, who was referred to as ‘The Wall’ of Indian cricket in his 16-year-long shining career, insists that the youngsters are as penetrating to play a longer-format as they were when they started out.
“Definitely only as keen. When we demeanour during them they are keen to play Test cricket, they are really penetrating to attain in the long-form diversion or a four-day cricket that they play at the Ranji prize level. They all wish to do good during it. I think what has altered is that they are not indispensably made to do it,” he said.
“In a clarity currently a vital can be done of a competition even if we don’t indispensably attain in long-form of cricket. I think that event never existed to cricketers of my generation. When we was flourishing adult and we wanted to make a career of a competition we only had to attain in long-form cricket.
“..So that has altered though either a enterprise is there? I guess it is. They really wish to do it compartment they possibly can,” he added.