RAHUL DRAVID

  • Hayden was adept on bouncy pitches as well as turners, says Dravid October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid paid glowing tributes to his one time contemporary and powerful Australian opener Matthew Hayden terming him as one player, who was equally adept on bouncy pitches of Australia as well as the turners in the sub-continent. "A phenomenal player. A dominating batsmen for Australia...
  • Kevin Pietersen heaps praise on Rahul Dravid in autobiography October 12, 2014

    London: Maverick England batsman Kevin Pietersen struggled to get along with coaches of his own team most of his playing career and his quest for a "genuine guru" ended in faraway India where, he says, former captain Rahul Dravid made a lasting impact on his technique. In his autobiography 'KP' released...
  • Ravi Shastri against too many bilateral ODI, T20 games October 7, 2014

    Mumbai: India's team director Ravi Shastri on Monday agreed with former captain Rahul Dravid's views on not having too many bilateral ODI and T20 matches and said there should be more emphasis on the World Cup for the limited overs formats of the game. "If you look at cricket per say,...
  • Chanderpaul was different in his sense of style: Rahul Dravid September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid paid rich tributes to West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul stating that the "sheer weight of runs and duration of international career" makes left-hander an exceptional batsman. The Guyanese batsman has so far played 158 Test matches having scored 11,684 runs with 30 centuries. He...
  • Full Text: Rahul Dravid delivers the Dilip Sardesai Memorial Lecture September 14, 2014

    Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen. It is an honour to be delivering the Dilip Sardesai Memorial Lecture this evening in front of an audience with a deep love and great knowledge of cricket. Much like the late Dilip Sardesai. It was because of this deep love and knowledge of the...
  • Oneday cricket is struggling and irrelevant, says Dravid September 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Friday said of the three formats of the game, ODI cricket at present was largely irrelevant and struggling to survive and consequently there should be more tournaments like Champions Trophy or World Cup to give it a proper context. "I think oneday cricket is...
  • Rahul Dravid releases book on differently abled sports heroes September 12, 2014

    Mumbai: A motivational book about top Indian sportspersons who overcame disability and adversity to become champions, and coauthored by former international shuttler Sanjay Sharma, was launched by former Test cricketer Rahul Dravid at suburban Khar Gymkhana on Friday. In their book, Sharma and his daughter Medini have captured stories of differentlyabled...
  • Chance for youngsters to stake claim for World Cup berths: Dravid August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid hoped that the youngsters would put up a better show in the fivematch ODI series against England and stake their claim for the few spots available in the team ahead of the 2015 World Cup that will be cohosted by AustraliaNew Zealand from...
  • Support staff changes could have been made after ODI series, says Dravid August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid has said that he would have preferred to wait till the end of India's England tour to make changes to the support staff as such decisions could be "tough on everyone concerned". Talking about the appointment of former India captain Ravi Shastri as Team...
  • Rahul Dravid questions no punishment in AndersonJadeja row August 8, 2014

    Manchester: Former India skipper Rahul Dravid has slammed the 'not guilty' verdict given to James Anderson in the 'pushgate' incident and said the administrators of the game have sent out a "wrong message" by letting off the England pacer without any punishment. Dravid has said that Anderson, who allegedly pushed Ravindra...
  • 'Samson has Dravid's resilience and De Villiers's flamboyance' August 7, 2014

    Bangalore: Indian cricket's rising star Sanju Samson's coach Biju George feels that his ward possesses the grit of Rahul Dravid as well as the flair of AB de Villiers which will make him a special player for India in the coming days. "Sanju is a combination of Dravid and AB as...
  • Calling Sachin Tendulkar selfish is a bit unfair: Rahul Dravid August 5, 2014

    Former India captain Rahul Dravid feels calling Sachin Tendulkar selfish is a bit unfair to the little master and added that the iconic cricketer "defied imagination". "I think it's a little bit unfair. All of us want to score hundreds, all of us want to score runs and the team does...
  • Dravid, Bindra, Gopichand to select Olympics medal hopes July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: With an aim to increase India's medal tally in 2016 and 2020 Olympics, the Sports Ministry has decided to start a "Target Mission Olympic Podium Scheme" and an elite athletes identification committee, which will include sporting greats Rahul Dravid and Abhinav Bindra among others. The scheme will be promoted...
  • Picking five bowlers is a positive move, says Dravid July 16, 2014

    London: Former India captain Rahul Dravid termed Indian team management's decision to include five specialist bowlers as a positive move. "It is a very courageous move, a very positive move in my opinion," Dravid told reporters at the Laureus Academy function here on Thursday. "In the past, India have been a bit...
  • Dhoni right man to lead India, Virat's time will come: Dravid July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid said that there is no need to replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni as suggested by former Australian skipper Ian Chappell because the team has "progressed" well under the able leadership of the Jharkhand wicketkeeperbatsman. "Dhoni is the right man to take India forward as we...
  • Rahul Dravid is newest member of Laureus World Sports Academy July 16, 2014

    London: Former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid has been elected as the newest member of Laureus World Sports Academy, becoming the 47th member of the panel. Dravid, the fourthhighest run scorer in Test cricket, was at a school on Wednesday in London's East End, meeting young coaches who have been trained...
  • Dhoni hints at five bowlers for opening Test against England July 8, 2014

    Nottingham: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that he is ready to bat at number six and thus dropped big hints that his side will look to go into the first Test against England with five bowling options on Wednesday. "I have to be ready at number six because that's...
  • England toughest venue for subcontinental players, says Kohli July 7, 2014

    Nottingham: Virat Kohli has described England as 'one of the toughest venues for subcontinental teams' but said they are focused on putting up a strong performance in the fiveTest series to start the transition of the young Indian team to a good quality side. The opening Test begins on Wednesday here,...
  • India in England: Will Rahul Dravid's words do the magic? July 7, 2014

    Many have carried cricket's hallowed 'gentleman' tag with grace but very few come close to the sanctity Rahul Dravid maintained in his distinguished career. Dravid embodies 'team before self', and though the testimony to that (declaring with Tendulkar not out on 194) isn't acknowledged in most aficionado courtrooms, there can't...
  • Finch's blistering knock takes Tendulkarled MCC XI to victory July 5, 2014

    Australia's Aaron Finch made a dashing 181 not out as MCC beat the Rest of the World by seven wickets in a oneday match celebrating the bicentenary of Lord's Cricket Ground on Saturday. Set 294 to win, MCC finished on 296 for three with 25 balls to spare. Australia oneday specialist Finch...
  • MCC vs RoW: As it happened July 5, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The Sachin Tendulkarled Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) XI are playing the Shane Warneled Rest of the World XI in a 50over oneday game to celebrate the bicentenary of the Home of Cricket Lord's. Exactly six months and 18 days...
  • India's attack key to England series, says Rahul Dravid July 5, 2014

    India's largely unproven attack will decide if the tourists win their forthcoming Test series in England, according to former captain Rahul Dravid. Next week sees England and India begin a fivematch campaign at Nottingham's Trent Bridge ground. It was at Trent Bridge where India, under Dravid's leadership, beat England by seven wickets...
  • Sachin Tendulkar set to return to the cricket field at Lord's July 4, 2014

    London: Exactly six months and 18 days after he had called time on his illustrious career, Sachin Tendulkar will once again step out in white flannels on the hallowed Lord's turf leading the MCC XI against Shane Warneled World XI in a bicentenary celebrations match on Saturday. On his admission, world's...
  • Kallis will be second only to Tendulkar in numbers: Rahul Dravid July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid paid rich tributes to legendary South African allrounder Jacques Kallis, terming him "second only to Sachin Tendulkar" as the Proteas great pushes for a fifth World Cup appearance in Australia and New Zealand, next year. "I think he's (Kallis) going to end up with...
  • Moment of reckoning for Cheteshwar Pujara in England July 3, 2014

    Ever since Rahul Dravid hung his boots after India's disastrous tour of Australia in 201112, Cheteshwar Pujara has taken over the role of the coveted number 3 position in the Test team. Because of his batting position and his success in the longer format, the man whose spot he endeavours...
  • Team India to get pep talk from Rahul Dravid ahead of first Test July 1, 2014

    Former captain Rahul Dravid will have a few sessions with the Indian batsmen ahead of the first Test against England starting at Nottingham on July 9, although he has not been appointed in any capacity, BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said on Sunday. It has been learnt that skipper MS Dhoni and...
  • Rahul Dravid to join Indian team as consultant in England June 29, 2014

    Batting legend and former India captain Rahul Dravid is set to join Team India in England as a consultant in a mentoring role ahead of the muchawaited fiveTest series beginning July 9. Dravid's appointment came after team's coach Duncan Fletcher floated the idea. "It was the coach who approached us on...
  • Indian bowlers need to deliver in England, feels Dravid June 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Former captain Rahul Dravid on Tuesday termed the upcoming fivematch Test series in England as a challenging one but was confident India can compete well against the hosts if the bowlers step up and deliver on the seamfriendly conditions. "It is going to be a challenging series, there is no...
  • When you think of Sehwag, you think of joy: Rahul Dravid June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India skipper Rahul Dravid may have been the quintessential modernday batsman of this generation but that doesn't stop him from praising the unorthodox yet effective Virender Sehwag, saying his former mate is still a joy to watch. "I think the joy... When you think of Viru, you think...
  • IPL 7: Rajasthan Royals did not execute bowling plans well, says Rahul Dravid May 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Disappointed after Rajasthan Royals lost the last available IPL playoff berth to titleholders Mumbai Indians on net runrate, team mentor Rahul Dravid said his bowlers failed to execute the plans well in the exhilarating contest at Wankhede. "It was pretty disappointing to finish like this. But credit to them. They...