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A Glimpse Into The Life Of India's Most Trusted Batsman - Rahul Dravid and The World Cup

the most trusted batsman
image credits- Chubby Chandru
THE LEGENDARY CRICKETER, Rahul Dravid has finally quenched his desire of lifting a Cricket World Cup, though not as a skipper, not even as a player — but as a coach.

Undoubtedly, it is the hard work of the boys involved in the game, who give their output on the ground and are directly responsible for the results. However, the hard work needs to be in the right direction and like any other sport, in cricket too, the team needs a right strategy to win the game. That's when the role of experience comes in, and who is better experienced than “the wall” himself.

At his time, he was the most-trusted batsman of the Indian team. He performed when everyone else in the team surrender. He is the one who absorbed the deadly bowling attacks with remarkable ease. He is the one who rescued the team from the jaws of a humiliating defeat. He is the one who set up a massive target for the opponents and by the mere presence of the wall shatters their hopes. The longer he stayed on the crease, the more becomes the chance of a win or at least a draw for India.

But, this was only his performance on the field. We love Rahul Dravid as a person both on-field and off-field. The wall is known for his humility which is his most cherished quality among all. Even after earning many accolades, he never developed an ego, he must have been the sense of pride, but not ego.

He is that legend of cricket, who had to depart without the joy of winning the world cup. In 2003, under the captaincy of Dravid, India went to the world cup finals. While in 2007, India couldn’t even make an entry to the semi-finals and had to leave only in the first round, this itself is a record happened the first time since 1992. After that, Rahul Dravid retired from the cricket formally, but only as a player. That is, he wasn't a part of 2011 World Cup winning team.

While others did, and have been doing, many things for publicity, Rahul Dravid doesn't even have a Twitter account.

Nevertheless, fate has brought him back under the spotlight of a World Cup winning Coach when India defeated Australia by 8 wickets to hold the Under-19 Cricket World Cup. When India became the first team to win the junior world cup four times. And, what's better than winning it while coaching the squad of teenage players, full of energy and life!

Rahul is known for his humility. It's very difficult to call the legend by his name, I'm doing it only because if he somehow comes across to this blog, he'll become extremely shy. Just kidding.

Take a look at these reactions on Twitter, you'll get to know why Rahul Dravid is a legend...

And at last, in his closing comment, he said: "Hopefully it's a memory that they'll cherish for a long long time but hopefully it's not a memory that defines them and they have a lot more". 

Only Rahul Dravid can say that!

The boys should not cherish the moment because they've won a world cup, but because they've got to play under the guidance of the legend, THE WALL.


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