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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.


Dravid interacts with players from northeast and plate group

April 29, 2022 7:53 pm

Dravid's successor at NCA, his longtime India teammate VVS Laxman, was also part of the interaction.

'Needed to pick myself up': Rahul Dravid on finding strength to ‘give that one last push’ to his cricketing career

April 04, 2022 12:00 am

A man of few words, Dravid is known for his impactful speeches that he has delivered over the course of his illustrious career

Women's World Cup: Australia-W pip Rahul Dravid-led Team India's record for most consecutive wins while chasing in ODIs

March 22, 2022 12:09 pm

Australia defeated South Africa by five wickets to become the most sucessful team while chasing. The pipped Rahul Dravid-led India, who won 17 games in a row in 2005-06.

Watch: Kohli, Dravid congratulate Lakmal after he leaves field in his last international match

March 13, 2022 11:05 pm

The 34-year-old Lakmal, a former Test captain, has played 69 Tests for the Lankan team, taking 170 wickets at an average of 36.4.

Warne's death a "personal loss", playing with him one of highlights of my career: Dravid

March 05, 2022 6:39 pm

The former India captain had been team-mates with Warne for the Rajasthan Royals in the 2011 IPL after facing off against each other in international cricket.

No set formula but we're clear about World Cup team combination: Rahul Dravid

February 21, 2022 12:17 pm

Rahul Dravid said he and Rohit Sharma understand what should be the team combination for the mega-event.

Was a bit nervous, but Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid calmed me: Avesh Khan on T20I debut

February 21, 2022 11:47 am

Although Avesh failed to make an impact in his T20 debut, conceding 42 runs from his four overs, India defeated West Indies by 17 runs to complete a series clean sweep on Sunday.

Rahul Dravid on Wridhhiman Saha: 'He deserved honesty and clarity'

February 22, 2022 1:48 pm

Over the last 24 hours, since the Test squad announcement for the upcoming two matches against Sri Lanka, Saha's exclusion has become a major talking point.

Weekly Sports Newsletter: Why Mohammad Asif, Why?

January 30, 2022 4:51 pm

Brendan Taylor's match-fixing ban and the pain to see a talent go waste.

Rahul Dravid’s wishlist: Batsmen, all-rounders, wicket-takers

January 26, 2022 9:03 am

🔴 A year away from the World Cup, India need to find a way to modernise their ODI team; need their top order to extend themselves, want runs from middle order, need finishers, and spinners to control middle overs.


Rahul Dravid's son enjoys practice with Steve Smith

May 20, 2015 12:35 am

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

Girls about town - Kriti Sanon, Surveen Chawla

November 05, 2014 11:45 am

'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

April 07, 2014 12:48 pm

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