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Dravid foxed by his shoelace
PTI
London, August 17, 2011
First Published: 23:44 IST(17/8/2011)
Last Updated: 23:46 IST(17/8/2011)
Rahul Dravid plays a shot against England on the third day of the third Test match at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham.

Rahul Dravid today said that he did not ask for a review of the umpires decision in his bizarre dismissal during the third cricket Test against England as he was confused how a sound had come though he was sure he did not edge the ball.

Dravid was ruled caught behind off James Anderson in the second Indian innings of the third Test at Edgbaston when actually his bat had hit the shoelace and he hadn’t edged the ball.

Dravid said instead of trusting his own instincts, he had relied on the judgement of umpire Simon Taufel and non-striker partner Tendukar, who both felt that he was out.

“My first instinct was that I had not hit it. But there was a loud noise, and I couldn't figure out where it had come from. So I asked my partner and he said there was a big noise.

“As soon as I got back to the dressing room I told the guys I had to see the replay. I could never have imagined it was a shoelace,” he said.


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