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Dravid looks forward to Fletcher era

cricket Updated: May 04, 2011 01:54 IST
Sanjjeev Karan Samyal
Sanjjeev Karan Samyal
Hindustan Times
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Rahul Dravid, a vital cog in the Test team, is looking forward to interacting with Duncan Fletcher, who has been appointed to guide India after Gary Kirsten stepped down.

"I've not had anything much to do with him, I've not interacted with him other than the fact that when he was coach of England the few times I've played against him, and once when I was captain," he said on Tuesday.

"He obviously comes with a great record, having coached international teams and a lot of great international players. I'm looking forward to catching up with him when I get the opportunity.

“I haven't had the chance to interact one on one with him, so I am sure the time will come and I can interact with him and see what his thoughts are and how we can take it forward."

Dravid, who only plays Test cricket now, batted for the Twenty20 format and said young cricketers had to accept the fact that the format will be a big part of their careers.

Talking about the adjustments he had to make

after switching from his home team Royal Challengers Bangalore to Rajasthan Royals, Dravid said he missed playing in front of his home crowd.

The only opportunity he would have had was lost after

the Royals game in Bangalore on April 19 was rained off.

Dravid welcomed Sourav Ganguly's Indian Premier League comeback with the Pune Warriors. "I'm happy that he has got an opportunity like he wanted."