Age Fraud Seriously Harmful To Indian Cricket – Rahul Dravid
The former Indian captain Rahul Dravid has once again raised his voice against the age fraud. We have often observed that there is always some age fraud at the junior level which robs the opportunity from the deserving young players. In fact, when Rahul Dravid was the coach of the Under-19 team, he made sure that one player only plays in one World Cup.
Consequently, by doing so Dravid was able to throw opportunities to more young players. He was able to get the best out of the prodigy players. Furthermore, Dravid has been the catalyst for the young generation as he has helped them blossom at the tinder age.
Rahul Dravid has been done a fine job.
“Age fraud leads to an erosion of culture,” Dravid said. “It leads to a scenario where a lot of talented boys don’t get to play when they should actually be playing,” Rahul Dravid said at the Prize Distribution Ceremony of the 89th edition of the Times Cricket where he was invited as a Chief Guest.
Rahul Dravid believes it is up to the state bodies to ensure a strict approach is adopted for age fraud at the junior level.
Up to the officials to maintain genuineness.
“It is up to the maidan secretaries, the owners of the official teams, the club teams to ensure that this does not happen,” Dravid said.
The former skipper who is currently the Director of the NCA stated that a young player must enjoy the game. Dravid added that a young player should not take the pressure of getting selected for the next level.
“Not every one of you will go on to play Ranji Trophy or for India or get an IPL contract. But don’t let selection come in the way of your enjoyment. If you are always worried about your next selection, you will never enjoy the game.”
Rahul Dravid has done a fine job in the upliftment of Indian cricket. Dravid has helped nurture the next generation of cricketers and he has given it back to the sport. The Wall would like to continue his good show going. He would like to keep helping the young players in taking the next steps in their budding career.