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Wicket holds no fears for us, says Dravid

Ahead of the final Test in Mumbai, India's vice-captain rubbished the suggestion that Indians got psyched down by the grassy Nagpur track.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2004 10:10 AM IST

Stand-in skipper Rahul Dravid on Tuesday rubbished the suggestion that Indians got psyched down by the grassy Nagpur track even before a ball was bowled, saying wickets hold no fears for his team.

In an apparent retort to Adam Gilchrist's comments that India had been "psyched down" by the Nagpur track, Dravid said the nature of the wicket could not be known in advance.

"I don't think any wicket makes you comfortable or uncomfortable unless you have played on it and performed on it," he told reporters on the eve of the fourth and the final cricket Test against Australia.

Dravid said he had learned over the years that wickets could be deceptive in appearance.

"Lot of times you look at a surface and you think it will play in a particular way and then it turns out to play completely different. I have learnt that in my career after I had judged a wicket one way and it played totally the other way," he said.

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