A look at Rahul Dravid’s numbers is sufficient to justify is known standing. Dravid was recognized as the ‘wall’ of Indian cricket. Every time he stepped out to the center, the bowlers knew they may have a tough time sending him again. The 2001 Test towards Australia at Eden Gardens is among the main highlights Dravid’s profession. The 1999 World Cup ODI towards Sri Lanka the place Dravid scored 153 is one other one in all his memorable innings.
Former Pakistan batsman Ramiz Raja recalled Rahul Dravid’s profession and praised him for sticking it out and making a reputation for himself although his group had somebody like Sachin Tendulkar in it.
“Maybe Rahul Dravid wasn’t as gifted as Sachin Tendulkar but to survive and compete with a great cricketer takes a lot of you. You know you’ve tried your best which is still not good enough to be the best batsman in the team and that can put you down,” Ramiz Raja was quoted as saying by Sportskeeda.
“But credit to Rahul Dravid, for at times outdoing Sachin Tendulkar. He was an extremely good batsman on a tough pitch because his defence was rock solid. And he had a great attitude as well at that pivotal No. 3 position and keeping as well,” Raja added.
“You’d always respect Rahul Dravid. The greatness of a player is judged in the dressing room. If the team feels he will not let them down in a tough situation, for a gritty 30 or a 50, that’s what matters,” Raja additional mentioned.
Dravid performed 164 Tests for India during which he scored 13,288 runs at a median of 52.31. He additionally performed 344 ODIs during which he scored 10,889 runs at a median of 39.16.