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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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.

India vs England: Speaking to Rahul Dravid eased my nerves, says Hanuma Vihari

Hanuma Vihari said a phone call to Rahul Dravid put his mind at ease and helped him get the maiden fifty that rescued India from a difficult situation against England.

Rahul Dravid suggests Yuzvendra Chahal to play more red ball

Yuzvendra Chahal must focus on playing more red-ball cricket to gain experience in the longer format, suggested India A coach Rahul Dravid.

MS Dhoni, Rahul Dravid as important as 'larger than life' Virat Kohli, Ben Stokes, says ICC CEO Dave Richardson

David Richardson, while giving his MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture on Monday, said that cricket needs its "larger than life characters" and its more mellow exponents so as to "stay on the good side of that line."

India vs England: When Rahul Dravid's unbeatable defense saved the match for India

Rahul Dravid scored 115 runs in the second innings against England in Nottingham to save the Test match for India.

Rahul Dravid chooses former teammate Sachin Tendulkar to 'bat for his life'

India U19 coach Rahul Dravid answered 25 questions on cricket, personal life, player he would have loved to bat alongside and somewhat whacky in "superhero power he wants".

Siddesh Lad keen to learn from coach Rahul Dravid

Siddesh Lad who has risen in stature as the crisis man for Mumbai, made his first class debut against Punjab in 2013. Now, he has made it to the India A squad.

Rishabh Pant has temperament, skills to perform in Test cricket, says Rahul Dravid

With Wriddhiman Saha out due to injury, Rishabh Pant was called into the India Test squad against England as the second-choice wicketkeeper after Dinesh Karthik.


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