The Legacy Of Cricket’s Truest Gentleman, Rahul Dravid the Mr Dependable of India

Reading Time: 2 minutes

From a Ranji player to one of the best cricketers the world has seen, also India’s most successful No.3 batsman, Rahul Dravid has always been the man to whom India has looked upon when in trouble. Rahul Dravid started his career as an Under-15 state level cricketer and soon he became a cricketer whose performances made it inevitable that one day he would play for the national side. And boy, what he played.

In an international career that spanned over a long period of 18 years, Rahul Dravid went upon to be the Mr. Dependable for India. His journey is truly an incredible one and still inspires a lot of young cricketers all over the world.

Rahul Dravid was once the backbone of Indian batting along with other greats like the great Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly and VVS Lakshman. Impressed by his attitude, Master Blaster Sachin once said about him that,

“Dravid is a perfect role model for the youngsters. He has set a great example for all of us to follow. We are all trying to follow that path.”

Sachin Tendulkar might have the most centuries to his name, Saurav would be having most runs in his kitty but it is Rahul Dravid who has faced the most number of deliveries in international cricket. His defense was almost unbreakable and most of the bowlers that bowled to him had to toil hard when he used to be at the crease batting for his team.

As the ship rests by putting its anchors into the sea, Rahul use to do the same and would play for almost 2 to 3 days at times when his team needed. If there was ever a batsman who put a price on his wicket, it was Dravid. No wonder everyone called him ‘The Wall’ with all due respect.

Along with being a top class batsman, he is a gentleman too. If cricket is a gentleman’s game, then Rahul Dravid is the perfect gentleman that the game has ever produced. You tell him that he had played well and he will immediately tell you that somebody has played well too. He was that humble and selfless. He was one of the toughest players in terms of handling the mental pressure, which the Australian players had admitted earlier.

 “All the things going around are not called as aggression. If you really want to see aggression, look into Dravid’s eyes”, Matthew Hayden once quoted simply explained the kind of guy he was. Surely he was the best batsman of India in his era undoubtedly.

Currently he is working with the under 19 cricket team of India, busy coaching the young talent and preparing new valuable prospect for Indian cricket. Even after his retirement he is busy serving his nation.

Salute to this humble human being and a true sportsperson.

0fb840d86d86cc63eb8cffefda079ebc?s=117&d=mm&r=g
Satyajit Morehttps://www.facebook.com/satyajit.more1
I am a hard core cricket fan and also a good cricket player. In order to be in touch with the game i prefer the way of writing articles about my favorite sports as i can't keep playing due to my personal commitments.
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Sports as We Know It May Never Look the Same Again

This lockdown has given us so many of the bad things we never really thought we'd see: widespread job loss, rampant hospitalization and deaths, and the major, sticking-out-like-a-sore-thumb kind of problems in society. But, if there's something that everyone felt, it's the loss of sports. Many people said that sports is only important to sports fans, but it's becoming more evident that the purpose of sports isn't just exclusively athletic. Now, it seems like...

MLB: End Of Season Award Show 2 Cy Youngs, 2 Rookie of the Years and More!

The 2020 MLB regular season has come to an end, and with it comes playoff brackets, predictions, debates and discussions. However, we are going to save playoff predictions for another article. In this article we are going to talk about End of Season awards. Wo deserves the Cy Young awards?, Rookie of the Year? Most Valuable Player??? All of these questions and more will be answered. These are my opinions after watching the games,...

When It Comes To Israel Adesanya – Believe The Hype

If you've ever had the privilege of watching Israel Adesanya fight, you know that he is the perfect example of handcrafted precision. In his most recent fight, so many people felt this would be the fight that would finally DE-thrown the champ.  They felt Paulo Costa had the advantage because of his size, his strength and his overall power. If you've seen Costa, you know he's like a modern day Hercules. Costa's punches are explosive and...

2020 NBA Finals: A Champion Will Be Crowned

The stage is set. After a few short months that involved an eight game restart season and a very unique postseason,  the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat will face each other for the first time in the NBA Finals. There are a lot of storylines that will unfold during the duration of the Finals, but the main storyline will have to be LeBron James facing the team that helped him win two championships....

Memorable Test Match Innings: Kevin Pietersen at the Oval 15 years on

“I saw this innings via a social distancing gap between myself and the television. To truly have the visceral thrill of Pietersen’s 158, you needed to be at The Oval on 12 September 2005.” “Just because I've got a stupid haircut or diamond earrings, it's not going to make me cover drive a ball any differently.” Kevin Pietersen arrived on the international scene in full technicolour. In early 2005, KP entered the lion’s den of his...

Tewatia plays blinder as Rajasthan chase historic total to beat KXIP

Rahul Tewatia hit 5 sixes in an over as Rajasthan Royals chased down the highest score in Indian Premier League history to beat Kings XI Punjab by four wickets on Sunday. Tewatia hit Sheldon Cottrell for five sixes in the 18th over and added another six of the next ball he faced as Rajasthan chased down 224. Jofra Archer hit 13 from 3 balls to see the side home. Rajasthan beat their own record – they...

NRL Finals Loom as Regular Season Concludes

The first fixtures of the National Rugby League's finals series are locked in after the final round of the regular season came to an end today. The Competitors While Penrith Panthers had already secured the minor premiership and the top eight were determined two rounds ago, some key positions were still open and the race for those positions made for some entertaining footy. The Newcastle Knights failed to hold sixth place, going down on Friday to a...

Russian GP – Race Preview

Russian Grand Prix can be a boring race so let's hope this race gets off to a great start. The only memory I have of the Russian GP is Valtteri Bottas letting Lewis Hamilton win. Last race at Mugello was an exciting race. With two red flags and one horrible crash. And Ferrari 1000 celebration wasn't the best either, but that might be because of the strict rules now during COVID 19. So I am happy...

Benny Leonard: Always A Champion

If you sat down with a group of boxing fans under the age of say, 50, and began to talk about whether Benny Leonard really is a Top-10 all-time fighter, you'd probably have a cacophony of voices barking at you about how great "Sugar" Ray really was. Tell them you were talking about Benny Leonard though, and you might hear a lot of "Who's that?" from the same group. But Benny Leonard most definitely belongs...

The Green Light: The Rugby Championship 2020

In what has been a challenging year for many rugby fans and mainly the players, the Southern Hemisphere's Rugby Championship 2020 tournament has just been confirmed for the back end of the season. The Rugby Championship tournament - previously known as the Tri-Nations - was inaugurated in 1996 with the three rugby-rich countries; Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, all contesting for the converted trophy. In 2012, the tournament expanded to add the South...

Social Connect

1,185FansLike
3,755FollowersFollow

Trending Now

AFL Finals Locked In

This weekend's results conclude the heavily disrupted Australian Football League regular season, turning attention towards the Finals series in October. Across 18 rounds spanning six...
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x