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Dravid hopes Oz tour doesn't go England way

india Updated: Jan 11, 2012 17:18 IST

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The team morale hit by back-to-back defeats, senior Indian batsman Rahul Dravid is anxious that the ongoing tour of Australia doesn't turn out to be a repeat of England last year when his team lost all the four Tests and also drew a blank in the one-day series.

"It's important we don't go down the same route. Hope we can fight back and play better cricket. We had our moment in Melbourne...we need to take heart from it. It's important for us we don't go down the route of England," Dravid told mediapersons in Perth on Wednesday afternoon.

With talks in media centering about his bowled dismissals; the growing pause on Sachin Tendulkar's 100th international century and calls for VVS Laxman's head by past cricketers, India's revival at the moment, being 0-2 down, doesn't seem too easy a task.

"I am definitely working on a few things. When you get out bowled three times you do think about it. I've worked on a few things but it isn't anything major. There isn't anything drastic that I have changed over the last year when I was very successful. I have seen the videos (of England) and I can't see anything different. I hope it's just a coincidence."

"I don't think the talk (of Laxman's removal) has affected him much. I haven't read and Lax is not bothered either. It's part and parcel of our job. You have got to accept it while you continue to play. That's the way it goes."

He is a pretty relaxed character and I'm sure he would come good in one of these Tests," he said.

"As for Sachin's 100th century, it's not spoken about much. He's been pretty relaxed about it. He's been batting so well. He got a 90 in Mumbai and 70 and 80 in the last two games. He is batting well enough to complete it. It's great if he can do it here. But he wouldn't be worried as he has been batting beautifully over the last two or three games," he added.