RAHUL DRAVID

  • Cricket greats who have never won a World Cup 2 days ago

    There are countless talented cricketers who had worked tirelessly throughout their careers to have their hands on the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup trophy, but the title of world champion eluded them. I was one of those lucky ones to be part of the winning ICC Cricket World Cup squad...
  • Advantage India if wickets are slow and low in World Cup: Dravid 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Thursday said that the upcoming World Cup is going to be a challenge for the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team, which should hope for the Australian and New Zealand wickets to remain slow and supportive of spin. "It's going to be a challenge, it is...
  • Rahul Dravid rates New Zealand 'serious contenders' for World Cup 2015 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid has described co-hosts New Zealand as "serious contenders" for the upcoming cricket World Cup starting February 14. "I think they've got a really really good pace attack. That's why you look at them and you think these guys are one of the serious contenders,"...
  • India heavily reliant on Virat Kohli: Rahul Dravid January 24, 2015

    Sydney: India cricket legend Rahul Dravid said on Saturday that star batsman Virat Kohli will need to be at his best during the ICC World Cup as the Indian team was heavily reliant on its One-Day International (ODI) vice captain. "If you look at the Indian batting lineup, they are in...
  • Inclusion of Michael Clarke in Australia WC squad 'un-Australian': Dravid January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid has expressed surprise at the inclusion of Michael Clarke in the Australian squad for the upcoming World Cup despite injury concerns, terming the decision of the selectors as "un-Australian". Clarke has not played since picking up a hamstring injury in the first Test against...
  • India just need three good days to win the World Cup: Rahul Dravid January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid feels that it will require "three good days" to win the coveted World Cup cricket tournament for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men. "The format is such that all top teams will play in the quarter-finals. From there on, you need three good days...
  • Tendulkar supports Sarita Devi but Dravid feels she did wrong January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Former cricket captain Rahul Dravid feels that Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi didn't do the right thing by refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Incheon Asian Games in October, last year. Sarita lost her semi-final bout on a controversial point system to Jina Park of South...
  • Rahul Dravid not impressed with current World Cup format January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Having been a part of three World Cup campaigns, former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid said that the current format of the 50-over showpiece event, starting mid February in Australia and New Zealand, is too predictable and should be improved upon. "Don't really like it. Reason is you can...
  • New rules will make World Cup exciting: Rahul Dravid January 17, 2015

    Former India captain Rahul Dravid is expecting next month's cricket World Cup to be an aggressive affair as he feels the revamped ODI rules will push teams into selecting attacking bowlers over part-timers. Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, Dravid said new rules, which mandate five fielders inside the 30-yard circle at all times...
  • Rahul Dravid backs Virat Kohli as long-term Test captain January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Batting legend Rahul Dravid had backed Virat Kohli to lead the Indian cricket team on a long- term basis, describing him as the ideal leader around whom the country can plan its Test future. Kohli led the Indian side in two matches in the just-concluded Test series in Australia,...
  • Virat Kohli becomes 2nd Indian to score 500 in a Test series in Australia January 8, 2015

    Sydney: Captain Virat Kohli, on Thursday, became the second Indian batsman to score 500 runs in a Test series in Australia during the fourth and final match at the SCG. Kohli, who came into the match with 499 runs from the three earlier matches of the series, reached that landmark by...
  • Can Virat Kohli break Rahul Dravid's record at SCG? December 31, 2014

    Sydney: Indian Test captain Virat Kohli, who has scored 499 runs in the ongoing series against Australia, has a strong chance of breaking legendary Rahul Dravid's record of scoring maximum number of runs in a series against the Baggy Greens. Dravid accumulated a mammoth 619 runs during the four-match Test series...
  • Dhoni led by example not by rhetoric: Rahul Dravid December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Lavishing praise on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has shocked the cricket world by retiring from Tests, former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid said the stumper-batsman would go down as a captain who led "more by example than by rhetoric or by words". "He was a captain I enjoyed playing under,"...
  • Murali Vijay credits his feat against Aussies to past Indian greats December 17, 2014

    Brisbane: His four Test hundreds out of five career tons have come while playing against the Australians and Indian opener Murali Vijay on Wednesday attributed his special liking for the Aussies to the inspiration he got from the great knocks of legendary cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar. Vijay scored 144 runs on...
  • For India, slip catching as important as scoring runs in Australia December 8, 2014

    While a lot of us talk about batting, great bowling or a brilliant piece of fielding, most of us even forget to credit a slip fielder for taking a catch. Just like there are no free lunches in this world, there are no easy slip catches and what makes it...
  • Will India find their next 'Fab Four' in Australia? December 7, 2014

    You never know the value of what you have till you lose it. Similarly, we only got to know how blessed our country was to have gems like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman to be playing at the same time till they called time on their...
  • I'm living my most cherished dream, says KL Rahul November 21, 2014

    Elated after being selected in the Indian Test team for the tour of Australia, Karnataka's in-form opener KL Rahul said he is eager to play alongside captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli. The 22-year-old had an amazing domestic season that paved way for his entry into the national team for...
  • When Rahul Dravid's two-minute pep talk changed KL Rahul's life November 19, 2014

    It was an Under-13 tournament when a skinny Lokesh Rahul came across his childhood hero Rahul Dravid whose tips changed the Karnataka batsman's life, recollects the youngster's coach Samuel Jayaraj. Karnataka State Cricket Association coach Jayaraj saw an 11-year-old Rahul bat for the first time at the cricket academy in Mangalore....
  • Rahul Dravid backs Virat Kohli to take over Test captaincy from MS Dhoni November 12, 2014

    Former India skipper Rahul Dravid feels it will be a great opportunity for Virat Kohli to prove himself as a Test skipper in the first Test against Australia at Brisbane. Kohli has been named captain for the opening Test of the tour Down Under, starting December 4, in the absence...
  • Rahul Dravid backs Team India to lift 2015 World Cup November 7, 2014

    Bangalore: Former captain Rahul Dravid on Thursday said that Team India are one of the strong contenders for the 2015 World Cup to be played in Australia and New Zealand as the team has the "advantage of playing five bowlers" in a match. "India are one of the strong contenders for...
  • Multan declaration not an issue between Rahul Dravid and Sachin November 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The Multan declaration that snuffed out Sachin Tendulkar's double century in the 2004 Test match had triggered stories of serious differences between skipper Rahul Dravid and the batting maestro, but the two laughed it off on Wednesday as any honest difference in the dressing room. The occasion was the release...
  • Dravid to mentor Rajasthan Royals for another IPL season November 5, 2014

    Indian batting great Rahul Dravid continues to have a lot on his plate post retirement but he has agreed to mentor Rajasthan Royals for another IPL season, said team CEO Raghu Iyer on Wednesday. "He continues being a mentor for another season. He has got various other commitments but I'm glad...
  • Will match-fixing saga be part of Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography to be released today? November 5, 2014

    Appetite well whetted, cricketing world awaits the release of Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography 'Playing It My Way'. And considering the batting icons no-holds-barred approach in the excerpts released so far, it could open a can of worms - including the 2000 match-fixing saga. Sachin's words have riled up some in a manner...
  • Thank you Sachin: Reliving Tendulkar's journey November 4, 2014

    Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's "Playing It My Way - My Autobiography" will be released on November 6. ...
  • Unfair to comment without reading Sachin Tendulkar's book: Rahul Dravid November 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Monday said he won't be commenting on each and everything batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has written in his autobiography, adding that it would be unfair to comment on any issue without reading the book. Tendulkar, in his soon-to-be-released autobiography 'Playing It My Way', has...
  • Sachin Tendulkar reveals, Dravid says no comments, Chappell denies November 4, 2014

    Cricket's Zen master, who never let anyone breach his zone while batting in the middle, has riled up many with his words that he chose to either keep to himself or used very carefully during his playing days. The launch of Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography 'Playing It My Way' is only...
  • Riled up Greg Chappell denies Sachin Tendulkar claims November 4, 2014

    Riled up by Sachin Tendulkar's comments in his autobiography 'Playing It My Way', former India coach Greg Chappell has come out denying the master blaster's claims that he wanted to replace Rahul Dravid as captain before the 2007 World Cup. It would be an understatement to say that the autobiography of...
  • Sachin Tendulkar vs Greg Chappell: reactions to the Sachin Story November 4, 2014

    It would be an understatement to say that the autobiography of India's greatest cricketer ever would create waves, and a sneak peek into that was delivered on Monday when a small excerpt from Sachin Tendulkar's 'Playing It My Way' sent shockwaves among cricket fans and fraternity. "Chappell wanted to replace me...
  • Not privy to discussions between Tendulkar and Chappell, says Dravid November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid said he was never "privy to any private conversation between two individuals" about Sachin Tendulkar's revelation in his upcoming autobiography about Greg Chappell wanting to remove the Karnataka stalwart from captaincy before 2007 World Cup. Tendulkar in his upcoming autobiography 'Playing It My Way'...