I still have faith in youngsters, says Dravid

Their campaign has been derailed following a string of shoddy batting performances but Delhi Daredevils mentor Rahul Dravid on Monday put up a brave front and defended the youngsters, who have failed to deliver.

Rahul Dravid says, “We have seen over time how talented cricketers from small towns have gone on to represent the country with distinction.”   -  Vivek Bendre

Their campaign has been derailed following a string of shoddy batting performances but Delhi Daredevils mentor Rahul Dravid on Monday put up a brave front and defended the youngsters, who have failed to deliver.

Daredevils has once again flattered to deceive having lost four out of six matches and its inexperienced batting line up’s ability to chase modest target has come under scanner. DD with four points are currently sixth in the table. “I still have full faith in youngsters. The league is still at the halfway stage. It’s kind of funny that we are still sixth in the table with the highest net run rate (second highest to KKR). So I have full faith in our youngsters that they will turn it around in the next 7—8 matches,” Dravid said during a promotional event.

On a different note, Dravid hailed the trend that has emerged during in the last decade in Indian cricket.

“We have seen over time how talented cricketers from small towns have gone on to represent the country with distinction. This is because they had the requisite skill set and also proper training was available for them. This is something commendable,” Dravid concluded.