: While admitting that Rajasthan Royals' chances of progressing to the play-offs was thin, Rahul Dravid on Saturday said the side remained hopeful.

“Obviously, it's disappointing to be in this situation,” he said, addressing the media ahead of Sunday's match against Kochi Tuskers Kerala. “There was a time when our qualification was in our hands, but we lost three games in a row. Now, our chances are slim, but we have to win both our games. Other results too need to go in our favour if we are to enter the next phase. We can still hope that it happens.”

Rajasthan Royals came out on top when the two sides met earlier in the competition, and Dravid alluded to this. “We have beaten Kochi before,” he said. “So hopefully that'll be playing on their minds. But we know they're a good side; it's going to be difficult.”

Indore-born Dravid also spoke of his association with the town.

“I used to come here a lot in my childhood,” he said “I have very good memories of the place.” — Sports Reporter

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