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06-24-2011, 10:21 PM #1
Dhoni lauds Dravid, Praveen
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni praised Rahul Dravid and Praveen Kumar for their significant contribution in India's 63-run win over West Indies in the first Test in Kingston on Thursday.
While man-of-the-match Dravid scored 112 in the second innings, Praveen had a match-haul of six for 80.
"Dravid has been an exceptional batsman. That he played over 250 deliveries showed he was very patient. He made the bowlers pitch in his areas and was brilliant," Dhoni said.
But he had special mention for Praveen who proved one and all the he can be a handful in longer version too.
"Praveen is a very skillful bowler and can swing the ball either way. He doesn't have the pace but he can confuse the batsmen with his movement. The batsmen are circumspect as to whether they should play or leave the deliveries," Dhoni explained....being a human...