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Playing T20 is not taxing: Dravid

The Wall of Indian cricket, Royal Challenger Rahul Dravid feels that T20 is not taxing at all, contrary to what many believe that T20 is only for young cricketers. “The game itself is not taxing at all, may be the travel schedules become hectic at times. But these days, we have good support facilities, physios and trainers.” When there has been so much talk about too much cricket being played and the workload on cricketers, Dravid is convinced that “being professionals, players should be able to manage the workload quiet easily”.

The Wall of Indian cricket, Royal Challenger Rahul Dravid feels that T20 is not taxing at all, contrary to what many believe that T20 is only for young cricketers. “The game itself is not taxing at all, may be the travel schedules become hectic at times. But these days, we have good support facilities, physios and trainers.” When there has been so much talk about too much cricket being played and the workload on cricketers, Dravid is convinced that “being professionals, players should be able to manage the workload quiet easily”.

Professionals they are! Otherwise, how can Dravid shift from one format to another with consummate ease! “Especially after playing so much of cricket, its not too much a bother for me to shift to T20 from Test cricket,” he says and sums it up by adding, “a few net sessions helps.” Now, that will make us all believe that formats are all “in he minds”, as Dravid would say.

Speaking on the ongoing Airtel Champions League T20 and the chances of Team Royal Challengers, Dravid argued that the ambition of this current team was to play as a team. “This is our fifth tournament together after having played in three IPLs and the second Champions League. So we know and understand each other better. But in this kind of a format where we assemble just a few days before any tournament, things are a bit rushed, I must admit.” He further adds that the team has set its goal this time, “especially knowing that we might not be as the same group again,” referring to the all new auctions that is going to take place this year. Any guesses what this goal and ambition could be for Team RC this time? Just to give a clue to us, Dravid said, “We know that we haven’t won any tournament till now, but we know that we have a very balanced team.”

The writing is in the wall. The Wall himself is gunning for the CLT20 this time as a parting gift to the group. As focussed as he can be on the next game, Dravid said, “We are not thinking too much ahead. We are taking each game as our next step. We know each team in this tournament are really competitive.” So much so, that Dravid is not even thinking about ICC World Cup 2011 for now. “It’s too far ahead. There is a game in hand for now.”

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I hope Royal Challenger Banglore will rock again today and smash this team.
I love kallis… I would also like to share this info with all the peoples http://midover.com/news/champions-league-twenty20-2010/champions-league-t20-rcb-vs-south-australia
archit-sharma on 18 Sep 2010, 03:04 AM
play like possesed.......dont fear of getting out..........there is no ball that get u out dravid............think this when u play and feel the difference
taylors on 17 Sep 2010, 10:12 PM
rd shuould be in odi team
Fiter on 17 Sep 2010, 09:44 PM
well dravid's right in one way it isn't taxin cos the format was basically made for tht too ;) so yeah just the travelling part anyways go go dravid expectin a lot from ya :)
PrinceDravid on 17 Sep 2010, 11:36 AM
huh? u r th 1st person 2 coment. wht do i shut about?
HOLMES on 17 Sep 2010, 06:02 AM
That is Dravid.Holmes please shut!
maddydravid on 17 Sep 2010, 05:12 AM
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