Future of Indian batting safe: Dravid

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:06 IST

With the three mainstays of Indian batting expected to retire about the same time, there has been concern about who would they pass on the baton to.

New Delhi:

With the three mainstays of Indian batting, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid, expected to retire about the same time, there has been general concern about who would they pass on the baton to. But Dravid is confident that the team would "probably get better" when the three, all in their 30s now, hang their boots. The 31-year-old Karnataka batsman said he was "not worried at all" and felt Indian batting was in safe hands of the youngsters. "With youngsters like Yuvraj Singh, Aakash Chopra and Mohammad Kaif around, I am not worried about the second line of batting," said the "Wall". "I don't think anyone is going to miss us. The young batsmen that have come up are really good. Yuvraj scored a century when given a chance. Chopra has developed well as a player. Hemang Badani, Rohan Gavaskar and Mohammad Kaif have proved their talent in whatever limited opportunity they have had," Dravid said. Dravid is in Delhi to attend the wedding reception of Virender Sehwag, who tied the knot on Thursday. (PTI)

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