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It is my job to take decisions: Dravid

The skipper dismissed suggestions that he was a "mere spectator" and that Chappell took all major decisions.

india Updated: Apr 02, 2006 09:41 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid has dismissed suggestions that he was a "mere spectator" and that coach Greg Chappell took all major decisions.

"I don't know from where they form these assumptions. People form judgments about one's character when they actually don't even know you and have never been to the dressing room," Dravid said.

"We share a good relationship. We agree on a few points, disagree on some points. Once we are on the field, it is my job to take decisions, it is my call.

"He does give advices and odd suggestion. His job is preparing the team and getting the boys ready for the match. He does a good job and is innovative," Dravidsaid in an interview.

The Indian captain also said it was a good sign for the team that it was consistently winning matches while batting second.

"We were not really good at chasing in the past and it is the most difficult part of one-dayers. It gives us lot of confidence. We are playing good cricket at the moment but we need to keep our feet on the ground," he said.

Dravid blamed inexperience of the team for its unimpressive show in Tests of late.

"The Mumbai Test was a disappointment. In Pakistan also we gave a lot of runs and were fighting with our backs to the wall. Our catching has not been good. But there are some young kids in the side and they are learning."

First Published: Apr 02, 2006 09:38 IST