Rahul Dravid

  • Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar: Contrasting batsmen united by their sheer genius

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    The Ferozeshah Kotla is not among my favourite cricket grounds. An unnerving experience of being lathi-charged during an India-Pakistan match in 1999 convinced me that...

  • I'm not watching Rahul Dravid's last match from the stands, am I not a true fan?

    Sanguine Symphony |  Pragati Ratti
    Rahul Dravid is playing his last match today. At the Ferozeshah Kotla Grounds. In Delhi. I stay in NCR and I'm not going for the...

  • When 642 was not enough

    Mumbles Road End |  Michael Jones
    Some of the most dramatic turnarounds in cricket history have been orchestrated by the greatest names in the game on its biggest stage, changing the...

  • India must revive its relationship with county cricket

    Spin, Bounce and Turn |  Jamie Alter
    Suddenly, in the space of a couple days, three Indian cricketers have been linked with county cricket deals. It is very rare in Indian cricket,...

  • Modern cricketers should not forget county cricket

    Perfume Ball |  Faisal Caesar
    Top-class cricket teams are getting skittled out for shambolic totals such as 47 and 49, as witnessed in Tests in South Africa this year. They...

  • Addressing the Laxman question

    Spin, Bounce and Turn |  Jamie Alter
    When should a sportsperson retire? This question was debated fiercely during and after India's disastrous tour of Australia, which ended in a 4-0 whitewash to...

  • Dravid, the epitome of grit and grace

    Cricket Bytes |  E R Ramachandran
    "Play the game in the spirit of the game," exhorted India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru while inaugurating the first Asian Games in Delhi...

  • What makes a player Dravid-like?

    Insight Edge |  Aakash Chopra
    It took Rahul Dravid's retirement to force us out of our slumber. Crucial questions like 'who would clinch No.3?' and 'who would be the next...

  • My fondest memory of Rahul Dravid

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    Rahul Dravid was never my favourite cricketer. To someone who followed cricket for the dominance of Sachin Tendulkar, it was nearly frustrating to watch him...

  • Rahul Dravid, it's not over yet, you know that

    Un'news'ual |  Ruchira Singh
    To begin with, Rahul Sharad Dravid, thank you ever so much for all the memories. When on 9th March 2012 you said, it's time for...

  • Dravid leaves a true legacy

    Offside and Onside |  Sattwik Biswal
    Hi Dravid, First of all, congratulations on a glorious 16-year career in international cricket and thanks for all those brilliant innings on the cricket field....

  • Dravid led a dignified cricketing life

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    Rahul Dravid has not merely hang up his boots; a special type of player has returned with him to the pavilion, perhaps never to be...

  • Dravid, what we learnt from you

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    I write this as a fan of cricket, one of the many millions in India, who are ridiculed as fickle-minded fanatics every time they question...

  • Rahul Dravid: a model of consistency

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    On June 20, 1996, during a chilly morning at Lord's - the Mecca of cricket - the cricket world witness a classy debut innings from...

  • Thanks for all the memories, Dravid

    Spin, Bounce and Turn |  Jamie Alter
    I remember it like it was last week. A January evening in Bombay, during the winter holidays from boarding school, my mother trying to get...

  • Dravid, a man mountain

    On Neutral Ground |  Prateek Srivastava
    We won't see another Rahul Dravid again, for sure. The India batsman said his final goodbye as an international cricketer on Friday. It's been non-stop...

  • Rahul Dravid: From falling in love to respecting the man's game of cricket

    Sanguine Symphony |  Pragati Ratti
    I was in my early teens when I got hooked to cricket. My father has been a cricket freak all his life and I somehow...

  • Dravid's moment: Let's celebrate it like Holi

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    Holi was being celebrated all across India. A festival that has a cultural heritage and spontaneity that cuts across every Indian irrespective of their background;...

  • The convenient IPL bogey

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    Let me get this straight. Every time a ball crashed into Rahul Dravid's stumps this Australian summer, it was because stints with the Royal Challengers...

  • India's golden age has come to an end

    Stump Vision |  R Mohan
    The heartbeat of India - the batting - does not beat anymore. The golden age is over. I know my fellow columnists differ on this...

  • India must accept need to rebuild

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    When we lose is a good time to ask some fundamental questions. Why do we play international cricket? Is it to a) win all ...

  • Rahul Dravid: The Bradman of respect in modern cricket

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The speech that Rahul Dravid delivered yesterday at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra was as splendid as the man himself. I sat through the...

  • Dravid, the cricketer of substance

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    For eight months now the Indian cricket fan has waited with breathless anticipation for the ultimate cricket icon, Sachin Tendulkar, to score his 100th international...

  • To Rahul Dravid, with love

    Un'news'ual |  Ruchira Singh
    Rahul Dravid finally calls it a day from One-Day Internationals. My only memory of being absolutely in love with someone is this man. Call me...

  • Douse the DRS fire

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    For those of us who have been vehement supporters of the Decision Review System, the last few days have been illuminating. Incidents at Durham and...