Rahul Dravid

  • IPL 7: Rajasthan Royals will miss the Jaipur fortress 17-04-2014 12:11 PM

    '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...
  • Rajasthan Royals won't miss Rahul Dravid, says Sanju Samson 10-04-2014 08:42 AM

    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...
  • Dravid, Kumble, Srikkanth feel BCCI will have to abide by SC 27-03-2014 05:47 PM

    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...
  • No Indian batsman dominated fast bowling as Sachin did: Dravid 15-03-2014 02:01 PM

    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...
  • Rahul Dravid backs Pujara to come good in ODIs 14-03-2014 07:45 PM

    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...
  • Not ready to be India coach yet: Rahul Dravid 14-03-2014 06:18 PM

    Mumbai: Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar wants Rahul Dravid to take up the highly challenging job of India coach but the former captain is not ready as yet to assume the mantle from under-fire incumbent Duncan Fletcher because of "time constraints". "I am happy that he [Gavaskar] said I am capable...
  • Rahul Dravid best man to coach Team India: Sunil Gavaskar 10-03-2014 08:24 PM

    Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Monday lashed out at chief coach Duncan Fletcher and called for his immediate ouster while suggesting the name of Rahul Dravid as the next coach of the Indian cricket team. "For me, Duncan Fletcher would get 1.5 in a scale of 10 as far as...
  • Shane Watson to lead Rajasthan Royals in IPL 7, Dravid to be mentor 10-03-2014 03:14 PM

    Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals on Monday announced Shane Watson as the captain for the seventh edition of Indian Premier League. Watson has been with the Royals since the inaugural season in 2008 and contributed to the team at all levels. Rahul Dravid, who retired from all forms of cricket in 2013,...
  • Getting Rahul Dravid as mentor is big thing for me: Unmukt Chand 26-02-2014 08:50 PM

    New Delhi: Talented Delhi opener Unmukt Chand will be donning the Rajasthan Royals jersey in IPL this season but he has another reason to celebrate as he will be getting former India skipper Rahul Dravid as a "mentor'. "Interacting with Rahul bhai is always a privilege as you become a...
  • Zaheer Khan must contemplate future, says Dravid 20-02-2014 11:29 AM

    New Delhi: Former captain Rahul Dravid feels it is time for Zaheer Khan to start deliberating on his future as it would be difficult for the senior pacer to survive the rigours of five Test matches when India tour England later this year. Zaheer, who made a comeback to the...
  • Asia Cup should be the start of grooming Cheteshwar Pujara for ODIs 20-02-2014 08:26 AM

    Cheteshwar Pujara is arguably India's hottest Test property after the retirement of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman. And the Indian board has repeatedly given pointers that they want to protect the Saurashtra man from the rigors of limited-overs cricket. But after consecutive series defeats in South Africa and...
  • Dhoni must take a few risks to win abroad: Dravid 18-02-2014 11:37 PM

    Wellington: Former captain Rahul Dravid has backed the underfire Mahendra Singh Dhoni to stay on as Test skipper for at least a year but added that he would need to take a "few risks" to win abroad. "I think he's got to realise this very quickly, that if he wants...
  • Rahane thanks Dravid, Tendulkar after maiden Test ton 15-02-2014 01:40 PM

    Wellington: Elated after scoring his maiden Test hundred, Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane on Saturday thanked retired legends Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid for inspiring him and helping him become a better player. Rahane hit 118 runs on Saturday in the ongoing second Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve...
  • Lack of interest in Ross Taylor, Cameron White surprises Rahul Dravid 12-02-2014 07:30 PM

    Bangalore: A bunch of quality international cricketers on Wednesday went unsold on the first day of the IPL 7 players' auction, but what surprised former India captain Rahul Dravid the most was that hard-hitting Kiwi batsman Ross Taylor and Australia's Cameron White did not find a buyer. Taylor and White...
  • Is Virat Kohli Sehwag, Sachin and Dravid combined? Martin Crowe thinks so 04-02-2014 12:11 PM

    Former New Zealand skipper Martin Crowe feels India's new batting sensation Virat Kohli, which is now a well-established fact, is a combination of India's three most dominant batting forces - Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag. Writing in his column on ESPNCricinfo, Crowe said India owe their dominance on...
  • India don't have even one bowler Dhoni can rely on: Rahul Dravid 31-01-2014 12:34 PM

    New Delhi: Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid has come down heavily on India's bowling, saying that currently there's not even one bowler skipper MS Dhoni can turn to in ODI cricket. In an interview to Times of India, the former India captain talked in detail about India's batting, bowling and...
  • Rahul Dravid to mentor junior Olympic, Paralympic athletes 27-01-2014 02:45 PM

    Bangalore: Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid on Monday announced his association with GoSports Foundation with an aim to contribute towards the development and mentorship of Indian junior Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Dravid will join the Board of Advisors of sports non-profit organisation and will also institute the 'Rahul Dravid...
  • Rahul Dravid @ 41: Will he be a good mentor as well? 11-01-2014 10:54 AM

    Having led India to many victories, Rahul Dravid celebrates his 41st birthday on Saturday and is expected to play a mentor's role for Rajasthan Royals - the franchise for which he played the IPL until last year - in IPL season 7. We also heard Dravid sharing his views as...
  • Players could have left for NZ after Ranji quarter-finals: Dravid 07-01-2014 06:47 PM

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid feels that players like Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar should have been allowed to play for their respective states in the Ranji Trophy quarter-final that starts on Wednesday. The BCCI is not allowing any of the six players - Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane...
  • Sanju Samson's family owe everything to Rahul Dravid 05-01-2014 03:00 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Samson family here owes the phenomenal growth of their cricketer son Sanju to former India captain Rahul Dravid. The Samsons are basking in glory after Sanju smashed a quickfire century in Sharjah Saturday to help India beat Pakistan in the final and win the Under-19 Asia Cup. "It...
  • Shane Watson set to lead Rajasthan Royals 04-01-2014 08:33 AM

    Contrary to recent media reports, Australian allrounder Shane Watson is now all set to be retained by the Rajasthan Royals, who have also ear-marked a new profile for him. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Royals have got word from Watson about his desire to continue playing for them in...
  • Kallis goes past Dravid, becomes 3rd highest Test run-getter 29-12-2013 03:49 PM

    Durban: South African allrounder Jacques Kallis on Sunday surpassed Rahul Dravid as the third highest run-getter in Test cricket after a 115-run knock against India in his farewell match here on Sunday. Kallis, who would be retiring from Tests at the end of the ongoing second and final game against...
  • Jacques Kallis takes 200th Test catch 27-12-2013 11:35 PM

    Durban: Jacques Kallis became the second fielder to take 200 catches in Test cricket when he held a sharp chance to dismiss Ravindra Jadeja on the second day of the second and final Test between South Africa and India at Kingsmead on Friday. Kallis, playing in his 166th and final...
  • India's transition phase set for South Africa test 04-12-2013 11:04 AM

    A bumper schedule curtailed to a two-day pilot project: that's how this Indian tour of South Africa is being viewed. Preps that were as serious as India sending their A team to detect South Africa conditions were used in confetti bursts during the Sachin Tendulkar farewell series. The three-Test, seven-ODI...
  • IPL stint has boosted my confidence, says Pravin Tambe 02-12-2013 09:12 PM

    Mumbai: Forty-two-year-old legspinner Pravin Tambe, drafted into the Mumbai Ranji Trophy team for the first time on Monday, is keen to carry the confidence earned from his stint in Indian Premier League into what would be his maiden first class game against Jharkhand from December 6. "I have the experience...
  • Youngsters can benefit from IPL, says Rahul Dravid 30-11-2013 09:53 PM

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Saturday said that one of the benefits youngsters can reap by competing in the IPL is that it gives them the experience of playing in front of large crowd even before representing India, besides giving them opportunities to share the dressing room...
  • Michael Holding disagrees with Dravid on promoting Chanderpaul 14-11-2013 12:02 PM

    Kingston: Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding said he does not agree with former Indian captain Rahul Dravid's suggestion that middle order batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul be promoted in the order. Dravid made the suggestion following the humiliating defeat of West Indies by an innings and 51 runs in the...
  • Gilchrist backs Dravid's suggestion of legalising betting in India 13-11-2013 09:27 PM

    Bangalore: Australian great Adam Gilchrist on Wednesday supported former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid on the subject of legalising betting in India if it helps eradicate corruption in sports. "I support his (Dravid) comments on legalising betting. If it is going to eradicate corruption, it's got to be a positive...
  • No harm in legalising betting, says CBI 12-11-2013 10:32 PM

    With betting in IPL tournament estimated to be around Rs 66,000 crore business, CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, on Tuesday, said there is no harm in legalising betting as there was no point in a ban which cannot be enforced. When asked by senior editor Shekhar Gupta on his views about...
  • Rahul Dravid to attend CBI conference 11-11-2013 07:46 AM

    New Delhi: Ace batsman Rahul Dravid will be exchanging his thoughts with some of the country's finest investigators at a CBI function to deliberate on corruption in sports in the backdrop of match fixing allegations in cricket. The agency's three-day international conference on "evolving common strategies to combat corruption and...