Welcome to the world of Rahul Dravid – A world characterized by words like selflessness, hard work and dedication. He will always be my favourite Indian cricketer for one simple reason – He showed that inherent flaws can be overcome through sheer hard work and dedication. He showed us that in a world obsessed with finding the next Tendulkar even the Dravid’s have their own space.
He is the perfect example of how to be the perfect team man. Need a captain to stand in – Call Dravid. A keeper to accommodate an extra batsman – it’s Dravid again. Need a wall to shield the God of cricket it’s Dravid at number 3. Such diverse roles yet greatly underappreciated and over shadowed for most of his career yet he performed his roles to perfection.
Tendulkar was a born genius – a prodigy destined for greatness. Dravid on the other hand had flaws when he started his career. He transformed himself to become of the game’s likeable legends. Some are born great; others have greatness thrust upon them. Dravid belongs to the later.
If you ever feel that your work isn’t getting the appreciation that it deserves just think of one name – Rahul Sharad Dravid.