Former Indian cricketer claims Rahul Dravid refused to work with him, reveals reasons

The former Indian leg spinner that he offered India's head coach Rahul Dravid to work with the Indian team to help spinners.

Rohit Kumar
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Rahul Dravid (Source - Twitter)

Rahul Dravid (Source - Twitter)

India suffered an embarrassing ODI series loss 2-1 at home against Australia as they lost the last game of the three-match series. The home team's batting performance in the series was very poor. However, the bowlers displayed decent performance in the first and last games of the series.

Meanwhile, former Indian leg spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan made a startling statement on Indian head coach Rahul Dravid. The former said that he approached Dravid to serve as a spin bowling coach for India but he refused it.

The former India leggie, Laxman revealed the shocking news when a Twitter user claimed that Australian captain Steve Smith outperformed his Indian opponent Rohit Sharma in terms of field location and Kuldeep Yadav didn't bowl according to the field, the former Indian leg spinner was consulted for his views.

“Somehow I felt @imkuldeep18 didn't bowl to right field. When Zampa bowled Smith had a very good attacking field set. Again for Agar Smith field setting was perfect.(7 off 3 on side field) Here is where you need experts @LaxmanSivarama1.” Wrote a Twitter user.

In response, Sivaramakishnan said:

“I offered my services to Rahul Dravid and he said that I was too senior to him, to be working under him with the spinners.”

You can’t pick a player based on T20 performance: Sivaramakrishnan on Suryakumar Yadav

The former leg-spinner had a short international career but picked up 154 wickets in 76 first-class games. He also represented India in 16 ODIs and nine Tests. The cricketer-turned-commentator also talked about Suryakumar Yadav's performance, he questioned the selection committee's decision to include him in the squads for Test and ODI matches.

“Fine example of how only certain players get protection, SKY great example. T20 cricket is different from 50 overs cricket. Just don’t segregate Red ball and white-ball cricket. Oh SKY was part of the Test team. You can’t pick a player based on T20 performance for all formats. It requires great ability to be innovative but if that is the only way you play, you will get found out in slightly longer formats, be it 50 overs or Test matches.” he wrote on his Twitter account.

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