Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid was part of India's 'Big Four' alongwith Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman. Contemporaries and commentators have constantly rated him as the best Test batsman of his generation and one of the greatest of all time. Dravid was one of the most important elements of an Indian batting line up that did away with the tag of being easy beats away from home. His ability to anchor the innings for ridiculously long periods earned him the nickname 'The Wall.' He has more than 10,000 ODI runs to his name but it is Test matches that Dravid was the most effective. Never a wild slogger, Dravid was more of a tactical destroyer than a physical one. He would wear out even the fiercest of pace attacks with his dogged defence while giving freedom to the man at the other end and end up being cited as the main reason for their failure to beat India by the opposition captain. His highest Test total of 270 was accumulated over 12 hours at Rawalpindi and gave India their first series win at Pakistan. He had a dream Test debut but it was one that was overshadowed by the other debutant, Sourav Ganguly. Dravid did experience a slight slump but came out of it in his own calm way by playing one of the most famous supporting acts of all time with Laxman as India recorded a famous victory at Eden Gardens against Australia in 2001. Dravid became the captain and led India to series victories at England and West Indies. But this was followed by the disastrous 2007 World Cup after which he gave up the post and almost lost his place in the team. In his penultiamate Test series, he was the only bright spot for an otherwise down and out Indian team in England. he hung up his boots in the following series at Australia, thus bringing the curtains down on what might be the last classic Test career.
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Chip off old block: Rahul Dravid’s son Samit scores 125 for school team

Samit Dravid, who will be 11 in October, hit 125 and was the second-highest scorer for his side Bangalore United Cricket Club.

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India coach question: Rahul Dravid replies, but doesn’t answer

Both Rahul Dravid and Anurag Thakur toed a cautious line. But expect the coaching drama to hog headline space this coming IPL season.

ICC World T20: Flat pitches, big bats to test pacemen

Fast bowlers have not won the World T20’s Man of the Series in its five editions but a few have made a decisive imprint.

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U-19 World Cup: India colts ready to take first step of a long journey

Rahul Dravid set the tone for the tournament, saying he prefers to look at it as an opportunity to grow rather than a must-win event.

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Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid: Top knocks, best catches and more

Rahul Dravid turned 43 on Monday. A look at some his memorable moments in the middle.

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Power regulator asks Rajasthan discoms to pay Dravid his dues

The Rajasthan electricity regulatory commission has directed the Ajmer and Jaipur power distribution companies to pay the former Indian captain, among several others, surcharge on delayed payment.

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Full Text: Rahul Dravid at MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture 2015-16

The full transcript of former India skipper Rahul Dravid’s lecture in Delhi.

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Glenn McGrath, Murali toughest I have faced: Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid answered plenty of questions during an interaction with fans on the social networking site ‘Facebook.

I am going to have a chat with Rahul Dravid to find out talents: Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri lauded Rahul Dravid for working overtime to groom the younger crop of players.

Chance for India youngsters to impress selectors: Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid felt that the series will provide a good opportunity for the youngsters to beef up their India prospects.

Rahul Dravid backs Ajinkya Rahane to bat at No. 5

Rahul Dravid feels India’s current No.3 must play in the position where he has enjoyed most success.

Rahul Dravid answers fans, credits bowlers for India’s ‘golden run’

Rahul Dravid lauded the Indian bowlers as the team registered several overseas Test victories.

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Reverse Swing: Rahul Dravid for President

Why do I pick Dravid? For starters, he is the embodiment of world-class excellence in a land of irrepressible mediocrity.

Virat Kohli’s presence will be a great boost for lot of the young guys in the team: India ‘A’ coach Rahul Dravid

Virat Kohli’s presence can be a boost as a lot of people in the squad will be looking to impress the India captain, said Dravid.

VIDEO: Watch as Rahul Dravid shares cricketing journey through ‘Mother’s Scrapbook’

Rahul Dravid went back in time as he shared this emotional video on his Facebook page.