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Dravid looks to the future

Bangalore Royal Challengers skipper Rahul Dravid reckons three defeats in four matches has left his side tottering on the brink of disaster and the squad can't afford another loss when they lock horns with Delhi Daredevils.

The Bangalore side has so far managed just one win, that too against the tournament's favourite punching bag Mumbai Indians, which has the side languishing at the seventh place in the points tally.

Dravid said his side's back is against the wall and the team has no other way but to fight back. "We are lagging behind in the tournament and every match from now on is important for us. At this stage, we just cannot afford to make a mistake," Dravid said here today.

The former India captain, however, brushed aside suggestions that the average age of his side had anything to do with the results so far. "It's not like that, we too have youngsters in the side. I think we are a good and balanced side with adequate experience. It's only that we have to combine well and play as a unit," he explained.

Dravid rued his team came agonisingly close to tame the Chennai Super Kings Monday before eventually going down to the table-toppers. "For 18 overs, we bowled well before things worse in the final two overs. The same happened while batting. We were always in the hunt but just could not make it in the end," he rued.

"Anyway, we played well in the match and I think we can take many positives from the tie," he added.

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