Dravid will bounce back: Ganguly

December 13th, 2008 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly Saturday expressed confidence that out-of-form Rahul Dravid will soon come up with a good knock.”Dravid is a great cricketer with a lot of maturity. It would be wrong to write him off,” Ganguly told reporters at the Eden Gardens here.

“One should not judge him (Dravid) on account of few failures. He is having a temporary loss of form and I’m sure he will come up with a big knock soon to silence his critics,” Ganguly said after his first practice session since retiring from international cricket early last month.

Dravid has scored only 28 runs in his last five innings, prompting critics to demand his scalp.

Ganguly confirmed he would turn out for Bengal in the Ranji Trophy Plate group semi-final.

The top two sides in plate group would play the super league alongside Elite group teams.

“I’m eager to play for Bengal in the semi-finals. We are currently doing well in the group league stage and I’m sure we will qualify for the Super League,” he said.

Ganguly condemned the Mumbai terror attacks but shied away from commenting on whether the Indian team should tour Pakistan.

“It’s a heinous act and we must condemn the terrorists who are targeting innocent people.”

He hoped normalcy would return in India-Pakistan relations by the time the IPL starts in April next year. “IPL is still some months away. I hope normalcy returns by then.”

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