.Southampton, UK
Rahul Dravid (left) had once calmed down anxious Ajinkya Rahane when he was waiting to get selected in the Indian team. (Photo Credit: Facebook, PTI)

  • Ajinkya Rahane recalled his interaction with Dravid during a Duleep Trophy final in 2008-09
  • "I’ve read about you a lot, you are scoring a lot of runs," Rahul Dravid had told Rahane
  • "You keep focussing on that and India call-up will come automatically," Rahane quoted Dravid as saying

.Southampton, UK
India at their first practice session on Thursday at Southampton. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@BCCI)

  • It was the first time the players were allowed to gather for practice after their quarantine period
  • Earlier,  players were only allowed to practice individually in given time slots
  • Players went through a net session, and a fielding session focusing on the slip cordon