Am I getting paranoid? Am I the only guy who notices that Rahul Dravid has not said a word about Tendulkar’s innings in yesterday’s match? No words of praise, no acknowledgment of the mastery of that knock. I hope India does not go back to that period again, when Tendulkar alone used to face the attack, and others fell like a house made of pack-of-cards.
Lara acknowledges Tendulkar’s knock:
He saved the best for last, waxing eloquent when asked about Tendulkar’s 65, the defining innings of the match. “Sachin is a very good friend of mine,” he said when asked whether he was disappointed to be at the receiving end once again. “If he scores runs, it is attractive, a sight to behold. I want my players to learn from a guy like that, he’s an exceptional talent.
“Seeing him bat, there’s not much you can do sometimes. He is such a perfect batsman that on occasions, you see guys struggle and he does not. I’m happy that he has come back and is scoring runs because such a great player needs to come to the fore. I don’t know if he has any doubters in India, but there’s definitely not a doubt here. It’s nice to see him come back and show his class. I want to see him do that on Friday as well.”
Either Dravid genuinely forgot to mention Sachin’s contribution or a Sachin contribution is so common-place that it does not warrant any acknowledgement or I am paranoid…