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Don’t want wickets in Ranji where match ends in 2 days: Dravid

Former India captain Rahul Dravid was very critical of the pitches being prepared in the ongoing Ranji Trophy, where “getting six to seven wickets by bowling darts” has become the order of the day and said that it will prove to be detrimental towards producing “good cricketers”.

Dravid made no bones about the fact that such pitches like these are “waste of time, energy and money.”

Five matches in Ranji Trophy ending inside two days has certainly not impressed the India A and U-19 coach, who has been entrusted with the responsibility of guiding the next batch of talented cricketers.

“We don’t want green tops but also we don’t want wickets where matches finishes in two days and people who are bowling darts are getting six-seven wickets. I think we need to be very careful that we don’t go down that path,” Dravid spoke his mind on what he thought about the nature of wickets in Ranji Trophy.

While match between Himachal Pradesh and Jharkhand saw 26 wickets falling in a day, Bengal skittled out Odisha for 37 on a strip which was termed dangerous by Odisha skipper Natraj Behera.
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