Home > City news > ANOTHER RAHUL GOES


Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Great Wall of Indian Cricket, Rahul Sharad Dravid has called it quits. Even as the superlatives tumble out for this superstar of India cricket, from here there and everywhere, be it the palm-fringed West Indian isle or a sleepy suburb of Australia or even from a place as far away as South Africa, the tributes paid by his fellow cricketers were all heartfelt and meaningful. Stand-in Aussie skipper Shane Watson, West Indies classy allrounder Chris Gayle and one of the best batsmen in South Africa, A B De Villiers were effusive and wholesome in their lavish praise of this genial cricketer who was as much a gentleman off the field as on it.

What made Dravid stand out from his peers? He was first, foremost and forever a team-man. Witness the sterling efforts scripted by this obdurate batsman whose resplendent class helped India in a winning cause, more often than not. For someone who believed that the team came before an individual, he had the guts as a captain to declare India’s innings when teammate Sachin Tendulkar (194 not out) was a few runs away from a coveted double century in 2004 against Pakistan in the Multan Test. True, he took a lot of flak for his decisiveness but the point is he had the guts and gumption to take this decision.

Therein lies the true tale of this humble cricketer’s greatness and it will only be his absence that will see India miss the splendid consistency of this peerless ‘ Mr Reliable’ in the future!


Facebook   Delicious   Delicious   submit to reddit reddit
No Comments Posted
During these days of sweltering heat, the worst ...
DO you remember the serial of yore ‘The ...
POLITICAL controversies apart, what earned the pr
My wife and I have been having a very disturbing
Dr. Rajan B. Bhonsle, M.D. (Bom)
Consulting Sex Therapist & Counsellor
Dr. (Mrs.) Minnu R. Bhonsle, Ph.D.
Consulting Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Select Sun sign:
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)Keep a check on your temper. It is going to be a difficult stressful day. Cut down pointless spending. Plan your future work projections carefully keeping the current situation in mind. Display patience rather than irritability if you expect to side step difficult situations which are there.
Tarot for Love
Select Sun sign:
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)What the cards say: Nothing will be gained by fretting Path: Understand and control your emotions. Don’t be reckless. Don’t take high risks Ally: Libra will listen… Avoid critical Virgo who will find faults Card for the week: Tarot key no. II The High Priestess. Look and turn inwards and understand your real needs and connect with them. Living on the surface may not give you the satisfaction that you seek
- Advertising -
Sharada Iyer speaks to filmmakers, counsellors, e
My father owns a tourism company that I would lik
Need guidance for a course in the US on the histo
Read More