Adelaide: Rahul Dravid is usually a picture of calm after a batting session at the nets. But yesterday, after batting for close to an hour, the India batsman was seen almost yelling, a technical glitch that he was facing in the previous three Tests, during a conversation with coach Duncan Fletcher. It probably had something to do with Dravid being unable to sight the ball clearly -- as evident by the fact that he's been bowled on six different occasions in the series (bowled once off a no-ball).
Fletcher was heard saying that Dravid's feet were pointing towards mid-off when his bat was meeting the ball. If you watch archive footage of Dravid's batting, his feet were pointing towards cover or extra cover, having made the front foot stride. But now, because his feet are pointing towards mid-off, sans the front-foot stride, there's a gap being created between bat and pad while he's looking to drive the ball. In other words, his feet are not moving as well as they used to. He's started to depend more on hand-eye coordination.