RAHUL DRAVID

  • Murali Vijay credits his feat against Aussies to past Indian greats 3 days ago

    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'...
  • Sachin Tendulkar slams Chappell, calls him a ringmaster in his autobiography November 3, 2014

    Tendulkar and Greg Chappell didn't share a very cordial relationship and the master blaster has singled out the Australian for some harsh criticism. ...
  • Dravid said he knew it all but could not control Greg: Sourav Ganguly November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Sourav Ganguly on Monday disclosed that Rahul Dravid was aware of what Greg Chappell was up to during his stint as India coach but he "could not control" the Australian. Ganguly's comments came after excerpts from Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography revealed that Chappell had made a "shocking" suggestion to Tendulkar...
  • Dravid bats for KL Rahul, Karn Sharma's inclusion in Test team November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Monday said that he would like to see his statemate and new batting sensation KL Rahul make it to the Indian Test team for the tour of Australia along with talented Railways leggie Karn Sharma. "He has scored over 1000 runs in the...
  • 'Ringmaster' Chappell sought to remove Dravid from captaincy: Sachin Tendulkar November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Dropping a bombshell, Sachin Tendulkar has disclosed that the then India coach Greg Chappell had made a "shocking" suggestion to him to take over India's captaincy from Rahul Dravid months before the 2007 World Cup in West Indies. "Together, we could control Indian cricket for years", the Australian told...
  • Comparisons with Rahul Dravid egg me on: KL Rahul October 31, 2014

    Known for his sound technique and calm demeanour on the crease reminiscent of the legendary Rahul Dravid, KL Rahul is making all the right moves for an India call-up but doesn't allow that affect his focus on scoring runs, which he displayed with a century on Thursday in the Duleep...
  • TOP is a great initiative by sports ministry, says Rahul Dravid October 28, 2014

    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". ...
  • Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket: Rahul Dravid October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Batting on a different wicket as member of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOP) initiated by the Ministry of Sports to increase India's medal tally, former captain Rahul Dravid said that Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket and vice versa. "Sport is sport and performance at elite...
  • When Dravid sent an email to Pietersen on how to play spin October 23, 2014

    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen and India batting legend Rahul Dravid were team-mates for the Royal Challengers Bangalore during the second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), and the Englishman in his recently launched autobiography 'KP', revealed that he sought Dravid's help on how to play spin and also...
  • 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...