Melbourne: Indian batting mainstay Rahul Dravid didn't turn up for the net practice at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Saturday but the side's media manager insisted that he is fine and only wanted to take a break ahead the first Test against Australia beginning on Monday.
Dravid normally has a fetish for nets and usually turns up earlier than his teammates do for practice. However, he wasn't seen in the nets as Indians went through an intense practice session.
"He's quite fine, nothing wrong with him. He just wanted to have break and the team management has acceded to his request," said GS Walia, media manager of the team.