Sammy's formula: Do not drop Dravid again

Updated: 25 June 2011 13:53 IST

"Don't drop Rahul Dravid again" - that is not just Darren Sammy's personal goal, it is part of a three-step formula that the guilt-ridden West Indies cricket captain has in mind to bounce back from the opening Test loss to India here.

Sammy's formula: Do not drop Dravid again
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Kingston, Jamaica:

"Don't drop Rahul Dravid again" - that is not just Darren Sammy's personal goal, it is part of a three-step formula that the guilt-ridden West Indies cricket captain has in mind to bounce back from the opening Test loss to India here.

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West Indies lost the opening Test by 63 runs in under four days to India. During the match, Sammy dropped Dravid when the Indian had a mere six runs in his account and the West Indies had the visitors on a tight leash.

The dropped catch proved decisive as Dravid went on to strike his 32nd Test hundred with a 112-run knock that gave India the upper hand and eventually the match.

Sammy, already drawing flak for his poor personal performance, confessed to spending a sleepless night after dropping the catch and it seems it is still haunting him.

"Correct the batting and I don't drop (Rahul) Dravid again, and we shouldn't be under pressure to win the next Test," the pacer was quoted as saying by 'Trinidad Express'.

The second Test of the three-match series is scheduled from June 28 in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Topics : Cricket India in West Indies, 2011 Darren Sammy Rahul Dravid
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