RAHUL DRAVID

  • World Cup: Former greats attribute India's loss to missed opportunities Yesterday

    Sydney: Attributing India's ouster from the World Cup to crucial missed opportunities, former cricketers on Thursday said the team needed a big knock from a top-order batsman to have a shot at overhauling the mammoth Australian total. Set a steep target of 329, the defending champions lost by 95 runs to...
  • World Cup 2015: Transformed bowling now India's strongest weapon 1 week ago

    The same bowling which was India's weakest link coming into the World Cup has remarkably become their strongest suit as the reigning champions eased into the last four in impressive style. India's bowling looked toothless and jaded during their 2-0 test series loss in Australia as well as in the following...
  • World Cup: Rahul Dravid urges ICC to reconsider new fielding restrictions March 16, 2015

    Melbourne: Concerned with the total domination of bat over the ball in ODI cricket, former India captain Rahul Dravid has urged the ICC to reconsider the rule allowing a maximum of four fielders outside the 30-yard circle once the World Cup is over. With the implementation of this rule that mandate...
  • Cricket commentary for India vs Pakistan match with Kapil Dev and Rahul Dravid was an honour: Amitabh Bachchan February 15, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan felt honoured Sunday to do commentary for the India-Pakistan match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 with cricket legends like Kapil Dev and Rahul Dravid. Big B did commentary as part of an integration between broadcaster Star Sports and the makers of his latest film "Shamitabh", which...
  • Mohammad Irfan will pose a challenge to Indian batsmen: Rahul Dravid February 13, 2015

    Adelaide: Former India captain Rahul Dravid may have termed India as favourites against Pakistan in their opening Cricket World Cup clash, but the veteran batsman warned the Men in Blue to beware of Mohammad Irfan, the 7 feet one inch tall pacer who can turn the game on his day. "The...
  • Bangladesh fans deserve more from team, says Rahul Dravid February 7, 2015

    Adelaide: Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid said on Saturday that the Bangladesh cricket team have given very few "positive stories" for their fans to cherish. "People in Bangladesh deserve a bit more from their cricketers," Dravid was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. The 42-year-old believes apart from a few cricketing upsets Bangladesh...
  • Sri Lanka have a terrific, well-balanced squad, says Rahul Dravid February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid feels that Sri Lanka are a "terrific" side and one of the most "well-balanced" units in the Cricket World Cup starting February 14. "It's a terrific squad, it's a really well balanced squad. They've got some really experienced batsmen. They've got the likes of...
  • When Tendulkar, Dravid refused to follow Ganguly February 2, 2015

    Recollecting India's NatWest Trophy victory at Lord's in 2002, then Indian team's manager Rajiv Shukla on Monday claimed that skipper Sourav Ganguly wanted all members of the team to do the 'shirt act' but seniors Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid refused. India, chasing England's imposing 325 for five, rode on a...
  • Cricket greats who have never won a World Cup January 30, 2015

    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 January 28, 2015

    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 January 28, 2015

    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...