Rahul Dravid, who was struck on the upper jaw and retired hurt during the second Test here on Monday, was taken to a nearby hospital and has been kept under observation. X-rays have been taken and Indian team manager Arshad Ayub said: “Any further decision on Dravid will be taken after the X-ray reports come.”
Later, speaking over phone, the Bangladesh Cricket Board president Mustafa Kamal said that Dravid is recovering well and that a decision on him leaving for India is something that is up to the concerned player and Indian team management to dwell upon. “I met and just spoke to Dravid and he is feeling fine and is having his meal. My doctors have told me that there are a couple of light fractures, nothing serious. He will be fine,” Kamal said.
On his alleged quotes that Dravid will return home, that were attributed in a few television channels, Kamal said: “I meant that my doctors have told me that Dravid can go back if he wants tomorrow.
It’s a decision for Dravid and the Indian board to make. There is nothing to worry, everything is fine. He will be discharged tomorrow.”
Meanwhile Yuvraj Singh, who is nursing a minor injury in his hand, did not come to bat while M. Vijay and Harbhajan Singh walked out ahead of him. However Ayub said that Yuvraj is fine. “Yuvraj is okay and he will bat tomorrow,” Ayub said.