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'My comments have been taken out of context by the media'

August 06, 2013 14:29 IST

Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid has claimed that his comments on restoring the credibility of the game, after the recent IPL spot-fixing
scandal, have been taken out of context.

"It is disappointing that my comments have been taken out of context by some sections of the media," Dravid was quoted as saying in a tweet posted by ESPNCricinfo, the website to which he gave the interview. 

ESPNCricinfo also urged the readers to wait for the full interview on Wednesday. 

Rahul Dravid"A lot of conclusions and inferences have drawn from Rahul Dravid's quotes on credibility. Wait for the full interview," read the website's twitter handle.

Dravid had expressed anguish over the recent IPL spot-fixing scandal and its fallout, saying that restoring the credibility of the game is of utmost importance failing which cricketers may lose respect of their fans. 

"There are so many fans and so many people who care deeply about this game and it is because of these fans that we are who we are as cricketers."

Administrators are there because of the fans and the cricketers to run this game, so credibility of a game, or a board, or even a government for that matter, is important irrespective of what you do. If you are in public life it is important," he had said.