Rahul Dravid Retires : Salute The Wall !!

Posted by Rakesh Kumar on Mar 9, 2012



Modern Day Cricket is all about pumping fists and raw emotion. The arena is dominated by the Gambhirs, Virats and the Rainas who like to return the favour (verbal volleys) as soon as they can. Players live for short-lived moments of glory and don’t care to stick for the long haul.
Dravid was an exceptional exception to the rule. The team’s cause always came first. There were no personal targets. Strategies were devised towards the larger goal. Focussed, patient, determined and nerves made of steel, that’s Dravid. Never the one to talk, he let his willow do it for him. Overshadowed and under-rated compared to flamboyant peers, the Gentleman never seemed to care. Always aware of the bigger picture, he seemed  to carry the entire team’s weight on his shoulders.
Undoubtedly, India’s best Test Batsman of my time, it has been a privilege to witness his  entire career unfold.
Sad but Proud !!