Piers Morgan doesn’t feature Dravid in his all-time India Test XI, fans don’t quite agree
Someone claimed Morgan picked the XI while he was high.
Published - Dec 15, 2017 3:38 pm | Updated - Dec 15, 2017 3:38 pm
Indian Test side is currently ranked number 1 in the world. Over the years with consistent performances have helped the side in becoming one of the best Test sides in the world. Players like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh have played a massive role India’s dominance in world cricket.
The trend of naming their all-time XIs from around the world or for a particular team has been around for a while now. England’s TV personality Piers Morgan recently named his all-time India Test XI when asked on micro-blogging site Twitter.
No Dravid in the side, Dhoni the captain
To everyone’s surprise, Rahul Dravid was missing from the XI named by reality TV judge who often criticises the ECB and their director, Andrew Strauss. Morgan who was of the thought that England didn’t do justice with South Africa born English player Kevin Petersen.
Dravid who is currently coaching the juniors of Indian cricket played 164 Tests for India. With the help of 36 centuries to his name, Dravid scored over 13000 runs in Test cricket. Regarded as The Wall, he was one of the best number three players in the world. Dravid also scored over 10000 runs in the ODIs and one would expect him to be a part of all-time World XI in Tests.
This wasn’t the case with Morgan as he skipped the name and he placed current India skipper Virat Kohli as his number three batsman in his side. Former Indian captain MS Dhoni leads Morgan’s team while little master Sachin Tendulkar finds his spot at number 4 in the side.
Fans questioned why isn’t Dravid in his side and the same was questioned by former English player Rob Key as he felt Dravid should have been there in the side instead of VVS Laxman.
Here Piers Morgan’s the all-time India Test XI
Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, MS Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Kapil Dev, Javagal Srinath, Bishan Singh Bedi, Zaheer Khan, Anil Kumble
6. Dhoni (wk/c)
11. Kumble https://t.co/e15YmTj0bp
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 15, 2017
Here are some of the best replies
Surely dravid for laxman
— Rob Key (@robkey612) December 15, 2017
Rahul dravid's test average was better than sachin in overeas.. sehwag averages 25 in england and NZ …virat averaging 13 in england …laxman's average is 28 in england… dravid's average is 55 in england,aus,NZ .. rahul dravid helped @KP24 alot during india tour.. ? pic.twitter.com/cWTlsyMY9E
— Brock (@gill22222) December 15, 2017
Dhoni in Test Team ? Lol ?
Dravid in Place Of Dhoni ( WK too)
— Bittuu ! (@iTharunG) December 15, 2017
No Dravid. I thought you knew nothing about football but you have equally bad knowledge of Cricket as well.
— P™ (@Cechque) December 15, 2017
just have a look at dravid's selection percentage pic.twitter.com/3vBzDV5GK3
— prasad patane (@faktRetweets) December 15, 2017
You kidding me?. No Dravid !!!!! Unbelievable lack of knowledge.
— David Way (@davidway16) December 15, 2017
Dravid in for kohli ????
— Piyush Rijhwani (@Piyush985068881) December 15, 2017
If a best ever indian team doesn't have dravid in it, I refuse to take it seriously. You shouldn't either 🙂
— c kumara (@IamChamil) December 15, 2017
for godsake where is Dravid
— Pramod Reddy (@PramodR43702169) December 15, 2017
Laxman was very very special but Dravid is different level. it is like Gerrard vs. Scholes comparison.
— Ginger Prince (@chintan331987) December 15, 2017
No Dravid ??
The man who faced highest no of balls in test cricket
— Suresh (@urstruIySuresh) December 15, 2017
Where the hell is Dravid ?
— Ram Maravajhala (@rmprasad52) December 15, 2017
Can a team be completed without Rahul Dravid? He will be the first name on my list
— ManUtd 4 ever (@ujjwalingolikar) December 15, 2017
Dude are you high ? Where is Dravid ?
— Umesh Sigdel (@USigdel) December 15, 2017