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Hussain impressed with Dravid's ability
Monday 22 August 2011

Rahul Dravid has been the only source of inspiration for the Indians during the ongoing series against England. And even former England captain Nasser Hussain seems to be impressed with the right-hander’s ability.

Lauding Dravid, who scored three hundreds even as his team crumbled in the Test series against England, Hussain said the right-hander has shown exceptional mental strength.

"It is one thing to score runs when everything is in the batsman's favour on flat pitches but it is quite another to do it when everyone around you are losing their heads and failing," Hussain wrote in The Daily Mail.

"For Dravid to stand up the way he has speaks volumes for his mental strength and character and he has been entirely selfless too in opening the batting when others, for whatever reason, have been unable to.

"Dravid has shown some in the Indian dressing room what it takes to be an international cricketer. He is up there with Tendulkar as a legend of the game. He scores tough runs," he added.

Hussain also criticised Gautam Gambhir for not coming out to bat on Sunday in India's second innings.

"If I had been Dravid I would have wanted to open India's second innings to carry on where I had left off but I can't understand why Gautam Gambhir could not have batted at three second time round. If his head injury did not stop him batting then he might as well have got out there and got on with it," he said.

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