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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India have a very good, balanced team for World Cup, says Rahul Dravid

Former India captain Rahul Dravid believes India have a balanced squad for the ICC World Cup despite Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu not making the cut.

Here's why Rahul Dravid won't be able to vote in the Lok Sabha elections

Rahul Dravid did not submit Form 6 - required to enable the addition of his name to the voter list by March 16 - which was the last date.


Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid's fight for revenue share benefitting current cricketers, says Virender Sehwag

Referring to the trio's fight for share in BCCI revenue for players back in 2001-02, Virender Sehwag said it went a long way in guaranteeing financial security that is enjoyed by the current crop of players.

Under pressure from CoA, amicus curiae to reconsider conflict of interest clause

A few days ago, Sourav Ganguly came under scanner when he was appointed as advisor of Delhi Capitals despite holding the post of president of Cricket Association of Bengal. The matter is currently being considered by ombudsman DK Jain, who is yet to announce his verdict.

Rahul Dravid at Camp Nou: 'Lionel Messi an absolute genius'

Rahul Dravid was in attendance at the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou on Satuday.

BCCI acting president CK Khanna supports Rahul Dravid, proposes life skills training for U-16 players

Life skills training, social conduct, and troubleshooting ability should be imparted to all upcoming players coming through Indian cricket's talent pool, feels BCCI acting president C K Khanna, who has supported India A and U-19 coach Rahul Dravid's efforts.


Rahul Dravid could get additional task: Head coach of NCA

The BCCI wants Rahul Dravid to take over as head coach of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) which is based in Bangalore. In the proposed new role, Dravid will monitor and work with various coaches at the academy.

This day, in 2001: VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid stitched a historic partnership at Eden Gardens, watch video

Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman forged 376 run partnership to lead a stunning fightback at Eden Gardens.

India's Rahul Dravid, a gift that keeps on giving

Seven years into his retirement and former Test stalwart Rahul Dravid is still making silent and important contribution for India, shaping the next generation of cricketers who will form the core of the team.

Rahul Dravid: The man the boys trust

Rahul Dravid is shepherding the next wave of cricketers who will form the crux of the national team. Following him like the Pied Piper of Hamelin, the wards — whose life, Dravid has helped guide onto the right track — pen their testimonials.

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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.


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.