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Dravid loser both on and off the field

London: India’s Rahul Dravid, who is playing for Scotland in the National League, had a particularly bad day on Tuesday — both on and off the field.

On the field Dravid was out leg-before, for just six runs as his side slid to 36 for five and was shot out for 143 in reply to Middlesex’s score of 255 for nine in 45 overs.

A bigger shock awaited him when he learnt that the dressing room had been broken into and he had lost £200 and a gold bangle. The valuables of other players were also missing.

“I haven’t spoken to Rahul but I am sure he is pretty cross — £200 is £200,” Chris Carruthers, president of Scottish Cricket Limited (SCL), said.

“But there was a large sign in the dressing-room saying that players should take responsibility for their own valuables. We know when you play at club grounds these things are more likely to happen.”

Scotland coach Tony Judd said, “It was disappointing there weren’t some attendants watching the rooms.”

He was disappointed with his team’s performance too, although he said: “We’re taking it as a compliment that sides are preparing so thoroughly against us.”

Dravid, who played for Kent in the summer of 2000, has had a bitter-sweet stint with Scotland so far. He fell for a first-ball duck against Pakistan in a warm-up one-dayer for the tourists, but made up for it with a quick-fire century (120 of 97 balls) against Somerset on Sunday.

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