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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Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid: Virender Sehwag's wish for 'The Wall' is winning hearts online

Sehwag, in true Viru style, tweeted, "Deewaron ke bhi kaan hote hain, is deewar ka bahut saaf mann aur hriday bhi hai! (#TheWall too has ears, this one has a pure mind and a heart as well)".

India vs Australia: Fantastic to see the kind of bowling we've been doing, says Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid said on Saturday that it was 'fantastic' to see the current Indian bowling attack, which has consistently been taking 20 wickets in a Test.

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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli surpasses Rahul Dravid to top this elite list

Virat Kohli surpassed Rahul Dravid's record on Day 2 of the 3rd Test against Australia at MCG.

Virat Kohli can succeed in all formats of the game, says Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid said recently that India captain Virat Kohli is a great example of people who can succeed in all formats of the game.

PHOTOS: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Rahul Dravid attend Sanju Samson's wedding reception

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan attended the wedding reception of India cricketer Sanju Samson on Saturday at Girideepam Convention Centre, Nalanchira, Trivandrum.

VVS Laxman's 281 is the greatest innings played by an Indian cricketer, says Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid lavished praise at VVS Laxman's stroke-making capabilities during the epic knock that provided the foundation for India's historic victory over Australia.

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India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara cut from the same cloth as Rahul Dravid, says Ian Chappell

Cheteshwar Pujara scored a ton in the first innings and saved the match for India after the batting line-up fumbled in Adelaide.

Rahul Dravid honoured with ICC Hall of Fame plaque

Rahul Dravid joins an elite list of cricketers that include Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Anil Kumble.

We have batting talent in red-ball cricket but it is work in progress, says Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid feels that India lacks practice of red-ball batting and are a 'work in progress' even though they are now an expert in white-ball cricket.

Asia Cup 2018: Younis Khan recalls how Rahul Dravid helped his game

"For batsmen, like I took advice from Azhar Bhai, there are so many Indian legends and they should learn from them and even if they don't say themselves, the players should go themselves," Younis Khan said.

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Rahul Dravid's son enjoys practice with Steve Smith

Samit and Anvay made the most of their free time and how.

Girls about town - Kriti Sanon, Surveen Chawla

'Heropanti' actress Kriti Sanon was seen at a promotional event for a famous shaving cream and razor brand in Mumbai on November 4.

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IPL 7 auctions: Ranbir Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Juhi Chawla

Bollywood's latest heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor was also seen at the IPL 7 auctions along with team owners Preity Zinta, Juhi Chawla, Vijay Mallya.

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