Sachin looking forward to tri-series: Dravid

Published: Saturday, July 29, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Bangalore:Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is completely fit and looking forward to the forthcoming tri-series in Sri Lanka from August 14, Team India Captain Rahul Dravid said today.

Talking to newsmen here, he said, ''Sachin has recovered fully and he was very enthusiastic during the three-day camp which ended yesterday at Paragus Centre of Excellence, 65 km from the city and looking forward for the Sri Lanka tour next month.'' He said Sachin, who missed recent West Indies tour, has recovered fully and responded very well during the camp and it is good to have him back and we and Sachin are looking forward to the series involving Sri Lanka, India and South Africa.

Sachin's shoulder was recently forcing him to skip the tour of West Indies. The Little Master, who was rated as the second best batsman of all time, next to Don Bradman by Wisden, last played against Sri Lanka in an ODI in Nagpur 2005 and scored 93 runs.

Skipper Rahul Dravid has opined that team India will have a tough task in hand when they take hosts Sri Lanka and South Africa, in the tri-series next month.

''we have a tough series ahead with Sri Lanka doing well in the recent ODIs.'' When asked whether India can bounce back after losing ODI series 4-1 against West Indies in its recent tour the ever-dependable Indian skipper Dravid said, ''if we start well in the Sri Lanka it is good and can make a turn around.''

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