Skipper to come one-drop at Dravid's expense

Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2002, 1:36 [IST]
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Georgetown: India's captain Saurav Ganguly on Tuesday said he would bat at number three in the forthcoming Test series against the West Indies starting here on Thursday as he feels too tired waiting for his turn at number five.

"I will come at number three in the Test series," Ganguly said here as the tourists abandoned their plans to visit the famous Keifter Waterfalls, some 50 kms away from the capital, but decided to take a break from practice. Ganguly said his decision to bat at number three is not only due to his performance against Zimbabwe in the New Delhi Test in which he scored a century. "I just feel too tired waiting for my turn at number five," Ganguly said adding "I have spoken to Rahul Dravid on this issue and he has agreed."

"I spoke to Rahul Dravid about it (batting at No.3) and he was very nice and accommodating on the issue," the skipper said. Ganguly batted one down against Zimbabwe in the Delhi Test after a long time and played a match-winning knock of 136, his first Test century in almost two years.

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