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'No differences with Sachin'

Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid on Thursday said that all’s well between him and Sachin Tendulkar. Kalim Khan reports

cricket Updated: Mar 30, 2012 02:54 IST
Kalim Khan

Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid on Thursday said that all’s well between him and Tendulkar. By not mentioning Tendulkar in his speech at his felicitation function organised by the Indian cricket board on Tuesday, Dravid had fuelled doubts whether all is well between the two greats.


On Thursday, he clarified that talk of the Sachin Tendulkar's omission from his speech at a felicitation function was "not intentional".

"Sachin and I have a good relationship. We had played together for the nation for 16 years. Hence any assumption about my differences with Sachin is media hype," Dravid told HT.

Dravid, who is here to play IPL 5 matches that begin fromApril 6, recently retired from international cricket and the function was organised at a Mumbai hotel to honour him.

At the function, Dravid spoke glowingly about Anil Kumble, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly who had come especially for the event and also about skipper MS Dhoni but did not refer to Tendulkar.

On that, Dravid clarified that he had responded to only those colleagues who had spoken about him during the function.

Tendulkar skipped the function and flew to London for a routine check-up of his toe injury, without any convincing explanation as to why his flight could not have been postponed by some hours.

The long-term teammates have had a sweet-sour relationship, but had patched up in recent years.