Rahul Dravid Unnoticed – The Wall

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He scored 95 at Lord’s on his debut in 1996…In the
same match debutant Ganguly scored 131.. Eclipsed by Ganguly’s innings….

He scored 145 in worldcup 1999 in England…. In the same match Ganguly scored 183…Attention was on Ganguly…

Became the top run getter in 1999 worldcup.. But unfortunately India couldn’t make it to the semis…
And only few people remember Dravid’s 461 runs….

Rahul Dravid's Records

He scored 153 against NewZealand ( a world record partnership with Tendulkar)… But People talked about Tendulkar’s 186..

He scored 180 in 2nd innings after being said to follow on against mighty Aussies in 2001..But got unnoticed because of Laxman’s 281 and Bhajji’s hatrick…

He sored 50 of 22 balls. 2nd fastest fifty by an Indian in odi against NewZealand in 2003..A very unlikely Dravid innings.. But in the same match Sachin and Sehwag scored hundred.. Got unnoticed..

He scored 270 at Rawalpindi in 2004…2nd highest score by an Indian outside India.. But highest score by an Indian outside India came in the very same series against Pakistan, Sehwag’s 309…

Very few know that India holds the record in consecutive wins while chasing..
17 wins.. Out of which 15 wins were captained by Dravid. India’s poor run in the 2007 worldcup adjudged him as an unsuccessful captain…

Even in his last match, he was eclipsed by Tendulkar who was playing his last match in coloured clothing…

Always played under the shadow of Sachin, Ganguly, Sehwag….etc..

But when it mattered there was always someone building THE WALL….
Good Bye Dravid

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