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India vs New Zealand: Rahul Dravid provides Rs 35,000 to groundsmen for making ready sporting pitch

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He has at all times been completely different from the remainder and India’s new head coach Rahul Dravid proved it as soon as once more by giving Green Park’s groundstaff, led by Shiv Kumar, Rs 35,000 for making ready a sporting pitch for the primary Test towards New Zealand.
The Indian-born Ajaz Patel and Rachin Ravindra confirmed outstanding resilience beneath fading gentle and on a deteriorating observe to defy India’s well-known spinners and eke out an exhilarating draw for New Zealand after an engrossing fifth and ultimate day of the opening Test right here on Monday.
“We would like to make an official announcement. Mr Rahul Dravid has paid Rs 35,000 personally to our groundsmen,” the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) introduced within the press field after the sport.

During his time, Dravid was recognized to play the sport honest and sq. and issues haven’t modified one bit even after so a few years. The tip was a token of appreciation for not doling out an under-prepared observe the place the divot would explode and the match would finish inside three days.

It was a correct pitch the place batters who’ve utilized themselves received runs, reminiscent of Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill, Tom Latham and Will Young, whereas pacers Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson tormented India’s top-order and the house staff tweakers received 17 wickets.
Dravid’s appreciation signifies that the template going ahead can be sporting wickets with a little bit of every thing moderately than one thing diabolical.