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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Prithvi Shaw speaks on ban period, Rahul Dravid's guidance, India future

Prithvi Shaw announced his comeback from the doping ban imposed on him in style, by smashing a 39-ball 63 to help Mumbai thrash Assam by 83 runs in a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match on Sunday.

Rahul Dravid cleared of conflict of interest charges by BCCI ethics officer

Rahul Dravid is currently the NCA Director in Bengaluru besides being a vice-president in the India Cements group, which owns the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.

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Hearing concludes in Rahul Dravid's conflict case, verdict to be out soon

Rahul Dravid had earlier explained his case in a personal hearing held in Mumbai on September 26. However, the ethics officers asked Dravid to depose before him for a second time but on Monday.

Conflict of Interest: BCCI ethics officer asks Rahul Dravid to depose on November 12

MPCA life member Sanjiv Gupta had filed the complaint against Dravid, alleging conflict of interest in his current role as National Cricket Academy (NCA) Head and being an India Cements employee

Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid meet to discuss roadmap to improve NCA

The NCA was established in 2000 to nurture top young talents, with the potential to represent India in the future. Of late, though, it has become basically a rehab centre for the injured national team and India A team cricketers.

Sourav Ganguly’s plan: NCA to be Centre of Excellence

The NCA was established in 2000 to nurture top young talents, with the potential to represent India in the future.

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Discussing Roadmap: Sourav Ganguly to meet NCA head Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid, who took charge as NCA chief in July, has already drawn a roadmap for the institution and Sourav Ganguly is expected to give his inputs when the two former captains meet on October 30.

Explained: What does the series win against South Africa mean for India in the World Test Championship?

With the 3-0 whitewash of South Africa, India seems to have virtually assured itself a place in the 2021 World Test Championship final

Rahul Dravid supervises training of aspiring cricketers from 16 countries at NCA

Rahul Dravid is supervising a training programme of boys and girls from 16 Commonwealth countries, organised by the BCCI in conjunction with external affairs and sports ministries.

Rahul Dravid deposes in conflict case, CoA defends him with Raghuram Rajan example

A conflict of interest case had been filed against Rahul Dravid for taking a "Leave of Absence" and not resigning from his position at India Cements (owners of IPL franchise CSK) before taking up the role of National Cricket Academy's Director of Cricket.

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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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