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 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.

Rahul Dravid yet to take NCA charge over potential conflict of interest

Rahul Dravid is also a paid employee of India Cements and as per the BCCI constitution, an individual can't hold multiple positions at the same time, bringing the former India captain under the ambit of conflict of interest.

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India Cements job delays Rahul Dravid’s elevation to NCA head

Dravid's contract as India Under-19 and India-A coach ends this month and if all goes well he will take charge at the NCA from July 1. Dravid's new role will make him the point man to groom the next generation of cricketers.

Explained: When skipper Rahul Dravid advocated Yuvraj Singh's 'poor' conversion rate

"You should judge the batsmen who bat there on the impact they make; their strike-rates,” Rahul Dravid had said.

Rahul Dravid given NCA reins, will monitor junior teams and chart roadmap

Rahul Dravid has been put in charge of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, an all-encompassing role which will make him the point man to groom the next generation of cricketers.

When you are down in the dumps, it's even more important to be motivated: Rahul Dravid

'The Wall' Rahul Dravid mentions that one can endure and survive everything with unfaltering motivation.

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India lucky to have wicket-taking bowlers for high-scoring World Cup, says Rahul Dravid

Alongside hosts England and Australia, India will enter the ICC showpiece as favourites. The tournament kicks off on May 30 with the grand finale slated for July at the Lord's.

S Sreesanth abused Rahul Dravid in public, says Paddy Upton in his book; he denies

Paddy Upton says that 24 hours before they were arrested on May 16, 2013, Sreesanth had been 'sacked and sent home for poor behaviour.'

Rahul Dravid will need to apply for NCA head coach job after BCCI decides to invite applications

The BCCI will be inviting applications for the newly created position of head coach and Dravid, who is already in charge of India A and the U-19 team, is the front-runner for the job.

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.

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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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