I didn't sleep whole night after dropping Dravid Catch: ...

I didn't sleep whole night after dropping Dravid Catch: Sammy

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Published on: Jun 23, 2011

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Guilt-ridden after dropping Indian centurion Rahul Dravid when he had barely started his innings, West Indies captain Darren Sammy said he couldn''t sleep a whole night in the ongoing first cricket Test here.

Guilt-ridden after dropping Indian centurion Rahul Dravid when he had barely started his innings, West Indies captain Darren Sammy said he couldn''t sleep a whole night in the ongoing first cricket Test here.

Dravid, who went on to make 112 helping India set West Indies a tough target of 326, was on six on the second evening at Sabina Park when Sammy dropped a simple catch that came his way.

"I didn't sleep well (on Tuesday) at all, knowing that I dropped the ball," remarked Sammy after watching Rahul Dravid build on that chance and stay till the end to score his 32nd Test century and set a 326-run target for the hosts.

It was the sixth over of the innings and the score was 14 for 1 when Sammy dropped a regulation chance at second slip off Ravi Rampaul.

It still didn't stop Sammy from appreciating the effort of Dravid - one of the game's truly great batsmen.

"Dravid didn't attempt a pull till he was on 98. It clearly shows why he is called The Wall."

However, Sammy was still hopeful that his batters can turn his misery into a rare Test win against world's number one Test team.

"It's up to the batsmen now to go out there and put up a fight. Hopefully, we can be victorious. The game is still wide open. I think whichever side wins the first hour, will determine the winner."

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