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.

Rahul Dravid News

Cricket fans slam ICC, BCCI for 'disrespecting' Rahul Dravid

Both the ICC and the BCCI were lambasted on Twitter by Indian cricket fans over their descriptions of Rahul Dravid on Friday.

Rahul Dravid visits Team India during nets, gives words of wisdom to Rishabh Pant

The legendary Indian cricketer met India head coach Ravi Shastri and gave a few words of wisdom to struggling wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant who registered a single-digit score in the previous T20I against South Africa at Mohali.

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Dravid's two wickets in an over to Tendulkar's 200*: India's memorable moments at home against South Africa

This will be the ninth occasion the rainbow nation visit the Indian shores, their first dating back to the fall of 1991–92.

Rahul Dravid's stint as India A, India U-19 coach set to end as he takes over NCA reins

Sitanshu Kotak and Paras Mhambrey have been named the respective head coaches of the India A and U19 teams, with Rahul Dravid preparing to take over the role of Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

Conflict conundrum: Rahul Dravid asked to depose before ethics officer on September 26

Earlier this month, former Supreme Court judge Jain had asked Dravid to respond in writing after receiving a complaint from Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) life member Sanjeev Gupta.

COA calls for ‘conflict’ congress

Top former players, including Dravid, to discuss rules; their views to be submitted to amicus curiae.

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Rahul Dravid has no conflict of interest case: CoA

Dravid, one of the most respected figures in Indian cricket, found himself embroiled in a conflict of interest case after his appointment at NCA since he is an employee of India Cements which owns the Chennai Super Kings franchise in the IPL.

'God help Indian cricket' says Sourav Ganguly after Dravid gets conflict of interest notice

Before Dravid, the former Cricket Advisory Committee members Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Ganguly were also served Conflict of Interest notices too for their involvement with respective IPL franchises

Rahul Dravid gets Conflict of Interest notice from BCCI Ethics Officer

Rahul Dravid is allegedly conflicted as he is the NCA Director and also employed as vice-president of India Cements group, which owns IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.

Rahul Dravid appointed as Head of Cricket at NCA

Rahul Dravid will oversee all cricket related activities at NCA and will be involved in mentoring, coaching, training and motivating players, coaches and support staff at the NCA.

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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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