Saturday, July 30, 2011

This Wall doesn't Crumble!


Quite fittingly and following history, the test at Trentbridge is turning out to be a Rahul Dravid Special once again. It's amazing the way, this man has carried the hopes of the country in this longer format of the game.  34 career centuries at an average of 54, and he is up among the legends.  Equalling Sir Sunil Gavaskar and Brian Lara, only three others are ahead of him : Sachin Tendulkar, Jacques Kallis and Ricky Ponting.  Carry on Dravid, you are the true champion of Test Cricket. Every time you hit a century, the chances of India winning the test goes up and up. So carry on being the wall. 


Number crunching, we find that, Sachin has always towered over and eclipsed players like Dravid, Laxman and Ganguly. The records speak themselves for these amazing players and infact, statistically, these players have won more matches for India than Sachin himself.  It is also notworthy to mention that the players who are scoring runs in England this summer are those who had a long lay off and Dravid leads that pack.  In the swinging English conditions, Dravid is all poise, grace and resolve.  His commitment to open the innings in the absence of Gambhir and then to shoulder the responsibility of seeing India past english score is worth taking a bow to this amazing player. Hats off Dravid. Thinking that we live in the generation when you played cricket, is enough to give us goose-bumps and make us feel proud of our existence. Thanks for the entertainment.  

 
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