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Rahul Dravid: The Wall Stands Tall!

  • Akshay Rane
  • January 11, 2018
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Last week was particularly quite rough for the Indian cricket team. The Indian team were made to feel like amateurs in front of the mighty Proteas bowling attack.

One of the best batting line-up in the world were destroyed within minutes in foreign shores. What commentators were quick to remark was the absence of a defender and a player who could bat against the best pacers in the world. India missed Rahul Dravid. One of the best defenders in the world and the best Test bastsman who could adapt to any playing conditions.

India needed a Rahul Dravid among their ranks to bat deep and ensure that India avoided an embarrassing defeat.

It’s been over 5 years since the Mighty Wall bid adieu to the world of international cricket with an impressive track record both on the domestic and international front.

Rahul Dravid’s International Career boasts of impressive knocks against the dominant Australians and the fierce Pakistani-bowlers. However, not the one to be fazed, Dravid faced them with his head held high without fear.

He, also remains, one of the most selfless cricketers ever. Be it the decision to willingly let go of captaincy post the humiliating 2007 World Cup exit in West Indies. Rahul Dravid is also probably the first cricketer who understood that his time at the international level is up and retired without much fanfare.

Moreover, his decision to coach the Under 19 team instead of the primary International cricket team speaks volumes about his character.

By doing so, he has set a precedent to the other legends to follow. His humble, down-to-earth nature has made him an inspiration symbol for youngsters across the world.

Today, on his 45th birthday, we wish the Wall all the best for his future innings in the role of a coach. We do hope though that Rahul Dravid is soon giving a chance to coach the senior’s team.

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