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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Dravid and Sehwag: Australian Media Reports Rubbish, No Rift in Team

Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid rubbished reports of internal strife among Indian players and any rift between vice-captain and captain  Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

"When teams start losing then these kind of things come, but there is nothing true in that. We are playing as a team and we are fine," says Sehwag
"I can't talk about anything else because there are rules, but you asked me about this and I can say it is garbage. We are as a unit and we are moving on for the next Test," he added

Sehwag has been at the heart of rumours of a broken dressing room after India's defeat to Australia in the first two Tests.
Earlier, in the day when Dravid spoke to media people, he also termed the reports as unsubstantiated.

"When you do poorly, unexpectedly everything is seen as wrong with the team. There is no reality (in Sehwag vs Dhoni reports) to those matters. As I said, the strength of the team is really good," said Dravid

There's been criticism all around with the go-karting session of Indians drawing extreme response from Indian media and Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has added his bit by stating that the Indians are mentally the most fragile team in international circuit.

"One of the good things about travelling abroad is you are in a bit of a protect. You don't measure what's happening back home. There's a logic of disappoint with the results so far, we would certainly like to do better but the spirit of the team is very good," he said.

Dravid also appear calm about Haddin's comments.

"We haven't concerned (with Haddin comments) really. There are five days of important cricket to be concerned about and there is no time about anything else to be sincere.

"You don't need anyone's comment to inspire yourself. We are not even worried" he added.

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