The Wall too is clueless about final jinx

Published: Friday, August 13, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Bangalore:Vice-captain Rahul Dravid is clueless about what happens to the Indian team when it plays in a final and accepted that Sourav Ganguly and his men need to get better in title clashes to break the jinx.

"If I know the exact solutions to the problem, we would have tried to sort it out," he said on the 'jinx'. Under Ganguly's captaincy, India have won only once in 13 finals.

"We need to keep improving and try better (in a final)," he said on the sidelines of a function in Bangalore. "It's an area where we realise we need to get better at...we need to improve; we accept that we have not played as well as we would like to."

"That's for everyone to see," he said on India's inability to cross the final hurdle consistently. "We accept that we need to get better in that area and hopefully, we will."

Dravid said a "lot of lessons" need to be learned by the team from the final in the recent Asia Cup, in which it lost to Sri Lanka despite a gettable score of 229.

"We should have played better in the final. We should be able to execute the plans when we are playing in the finals. We have not been able to achieve that. Hopefully, we will do so (execute the plans well) in the next few games," he said.

Dravid earlier inaugurated "Castrol Bike Zone", the automotive lubricant company's first branded motorcycle servicing workshops.

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