Rahul Dravid

  • Dravid, Bindra, Gopichand to select Olympics medal hopes 5 days ago

    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 wicketkeeper-batsman. "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 fourth-highest 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 sub-continental players, says Kohli July 7, 2014

    Nottingham: Virat Kohli has described England as 'one of the toughest venues for sub-continental teams' but said they are focused on putting up a strong performance in the five-Test 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 Tendulkar-led MCC XI to victory July 6, 2014

    Australia's Aaron Finch made a dashing 181 not out as MCC beat the Rest of the World by seven wickets in a one-day 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 one-day specialist Finch...
  • Live Score: Warne's RoW opt to bat against Sachin's MCC July 5, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The Sachin Tendulkar-led Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) XI are playing the Shane Warne-led Rest of the World XI in a 50-over one-day game to celebrate the bi-centenary 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 five-match 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 Warne-led World XI in a bi-centenary 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 all-rounder 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 2011-12, 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 much-awaited five-Test 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 five-match 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 seam-friendly 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 modern-day 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 play-off berth to title-holders Mumbai Indians on net run-rate, 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...
  • Rajasthan Royals don't rely on a few stars: Rahul Dravid May 20, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Rajasthan Royals mentor Rahul Dravid says his side does not mind being called "underdogs" but their fighting brand of cricket makes them a tough side to beat. Dravid, who led the team to the playoffs last season, said his side's stress has been to assign clear roles for each...
  • I have evolved as a cricketer because of Dravid: Shane Watson May 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Watson said having former India skipper Rahul Dravid as team mentor has helped him develop as a cricketer quickly. "To have Rahul as a mentor is unbelievable. My development is certainly continuing to evolve very quickly because of having him there. For me personally, I am...
  • Rajasthan Royals yet to recover from spot-fixing jolt: RR CEO May 7, 2014

    Almost a year after three Rajasthan Royals players were arrested for spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League, franchise CEO Raghu Iyer has admitted that the brand image is yet to be fully restored following one of the biggest cricketing scandals in the country. "We would be lying if I say that...
  • Match fixing: Players need to be vigilant, says Rahul Dravid May 7, 2014

    Rajasthan Royals' mentor Rahul Dravid expressed happiness that no spot-fixing or match-fixing controversy has happened till now in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League, but said the players need to keep their eyes and ears open all the time. "It's good that no such incident (match fixing) has surfaced...
  • IPL 2014: Kolkata Knight Riders messed up in Super Over, says Rajat Bhatia May 1, 2014

    Rajasthan Royals allrounder Rajat Bhatia on Thursday took a mild dig at Kolkata Knight Riders by stating that every member of Rajasthan Royals was aware about the equation of the the Super Over but he was unsure whether KKR knew that two runs off last ball would have clinched the...
  • Win against Kolkata Knight Riders a huge step forward: Rahul Dravid April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals mentor Rahul Dravid feels that to come up trumps in a thrilling 'Super Over' finish is a "huge step forward" towards getting the team together for a common goal which is to win the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League. "Last night's win was a huge...
  • IPL 7: Rajasthan Royals will miss the Jaipur fortress April 17, 2014

    'Home' away from 'home', Rahul Dravid as mentor, another set of enterprising players and a continuous effort to come out of the shadow of suspicion will surround Rajasthan Royals' campaign in the seventh season of controversy-bugged Indian Premier League (IPL). Dravid hung up his IPL boots last year and expectedly returned...
  • Rajasthan Royals won't miss Rahul Dravid, says Sanju Samson April 10, 2014

    Sanju Viswanath Samson is not like another teenager. At 19, he has emerged as one of the most sought-after young talents in India's cricket circles, and during his stint with the Rajasthan Royals, Samson has looked ever so ready to don the India jersey. The gutsy right-hander earned laurels from the...
  • Dravid, Kumble, Srikkanth feel BCCI will have to abide by SC March 27, 2014

    Bangalore: Former India captains Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid and Krishnamachari Srikkanth said on Thursday that the BCCI will have to abide by the suggestions of the Supreme Court but refused to comment on the specific proposals made by the apex court. The SC proposed the replacement of Srinivasan by former captain...
  • Rahul Dravid quiet on Supreme Court's proposal in the IPL case March 27, 2014

    The Supreme Court proposed to the BCCI that Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals should not be allowed to participate in the seventh season of Indian Premier League. ...
  • No Indian batsman dominated fast bowling as Sachin did: Dravid March 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Former skipper Rahul Dravid has said that batting legend Sachin Tendulkar was the first Indian to dominate the fast bowlers and had set a benchmark for the youngsters to take on the quickies. "I think Sachin was the first great dominating batsman against fast bowling. We had a generation earlier...
  • Rahul Dravid backs Pujara to come good in ODIs March 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Rahul Dravid backed Cheteshwar Pujara, who replaced him at number three in Indian Test team batting order, to come good in the ODIs like he did in his career. "Speaking from my own personal experience and as someone who was being seen (basically) as a Test player, Pujara can certainly...