Dravid needs brain sorting: Chappell

Updated: 31 December 2007 15:21 IST

India's batting mainstay Rahul Dravid, who is struggling to score runs, needs talking to "to get his brain sorted out", feels Ian Chappell.

Melbourne:

India's batting mainstay Rahul Dravid, who is struggling to score runs, needs talking to "to get his brain sorted out", feels former Australia captain Ian Chappell.

"He probably needs a bit of a talking to, to get his brain sorted out," Chappell was quoted as saying in Herald Sun.

"He survived a dropped catch, was caught off a no-ball and only made five. He will be kicking himself," said the former batting star, referring to his first innings' score in the first Test against Australia.

Dravid, who quit captaincy at the end of the recent England tour, managed just 16 as India lost by 337 runs on the fourth and penultimate day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Saturday.

"It was one of the most tedious Test innings seen at the ground and former Australian Test skipper Ian Chappell insisted Dravid's mental approach was a major problem," wrote the paper.

"Dravid's batting was so dull that at one stage the Test slow scoring world-record of English wicketkeeper Godfrey Evans, who remained scoreless for 97 minutes in Adelaide in 1946-47, came into view."

Dravid has reached 50 only twice in his past 20 Test innings against opponents other than Bangladesh.

Topics : Cricket Rahul Dravid
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