Selectors root for seniors

Updated: 18 October 2007 09:16 IST

Rahul Dravid's total of just 51 runs at an average of 10.20 - including two ducks - from the first six ODIs against Australia has triggered off a debate.

Selectors root for seniors
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New Delhi:

Rahul Dravid's total of just 51 runs at an average of 10.20 - including two ducks - from the first six one dayers against Australia has triggered off a debate over his place in the one day side.

But one national selector has come out in full support of the Wall.

"It was only a couple of months ago that Dravid made a match-winning 90 odd in just around 70 balls against England in Bristol," said Sanjay Jagdale, national selector.

"It was one of the finest one-day innings I have seen. How can he become a bad player in a matter of days?" he said.

The Central zone selector also made it clear that the big three were very much part of the future plans for Indian cricket. According to him Sachin Sourav and Dravid still have a lot to offer.

"How can you overlook somebody like Sachin Tendulkar or Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid when they still have a lot more to offer?" Jagdale said.

Sanjay Jagdale made it very clear that Dravid's form of late is just a phase. He said only a couple of months ago Dravid scored a 70 ball 90 in Bristol, which was a match winning performance.

The selector says its unreasonable to suggest that in just a mater of days Dravid has become a bad player.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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