The Best Quotes About Rahul Dravid

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Source: Wikimedia Commons

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One of the greatest batsmen in the history of Cricket, Rahul Dravid is a household name in India and amongst cricket enthusiasts all across the world. For 16 long years, the right handed batsman anchored Indian innings, yielded to what the team demanded and acted as a ‘Wall’ scoring whenever the team needed the most.

Here are a few quotes about The Great Wall of Indian Cricket from the greats of the game and fans.

Matthew Hayden

All this going around is not aggression. If you want to see aggression on a cricket field, look into Rahul Dravid’s eyes

Chris Gayle

Dravid Could play attacking cricket like me but i could never play like him

Brian Lara

If I have to put anyone to bat for my life, it’ll be Kallis or Dravid

Navjot Sidhu

‘Rahul Dravid is a player who would walk on broken glass if his team asks him to’

Brett Lee

If you can’t get along with Dravid,you’re struggling in life.

Jason Gillespie

I cannot recall beating him more than one ball in a row

Ian Chappell

Team in trouble? Whom do you turn to? Rahul Dravid!

Steve Waugh

Dravid’s remarkable career is proof that nice guys don’t finish last

Try to take his wicket in the first 15 minutes, if you can’t then only try to take the remaining wickets.
(Advising his bowlers on Rahul Dravid)

Sachin Tendulkar

He has set a great example for all of us to follow & we are all struggling to follow that path .

Viv Richards

On a different note, I can’t help commenting that when it comes to style, I find Rahul Dravid most stylish. In boxing parlance, he gets his punches without anyone noticing it. At the end of it, his opponent is bruised!

Harsha Bhogle

When I am done with my profession I wish I could go with the reputation that Rahul Dravid has.
(Commenting on Dravid’s Retirement)

In a career that’s been marked by style and class, it’s a slog that ends Rahul Dravid’s career. But once again, it’s what was needed
(After Dravid got bowled in the Final of CLT20 2013)

Whenever they see Rahul, they give a 10
(On seeing Rajasthan Royals at the top of the FAIR PLAY AWARD points table)

Ask him to walk on water for his team, he will ask how many miles.

 Vijeeta Dravid
(Rahul Dravid’s wife)

If I packed only two sets of informal clothes, he would rotate them through an entire tour if he had to and not think about it. He doesn’t care for gadgets, and barely registers brands – of watches, cologne or cars. But if the weight of his bat was off by a gram, he would notice it in an instant and get the problem fixed.

An excerpt from the article: Dravid and the mastery of the struggle

If it’s a batting beauty with the ball coming on to the bat, give me Sehwag or Laxman; if there’s a truly great array of bowlers set to be unleashed, give me Tendulkar. If it’s a minefield, give me Dravid.

From his fans

If Sachin is the Superman of Indian cricket universe, Rahul Dravid is The Dark Knight

Rahul Dravid has certainly not retired from cricket.. Because WALLs never retire. They just become MONUMENTS!

People say that Sachin is God… Ganguly is God of off side… Laxman is the God of 4th innings… But when the doors of the temple are closed, every God is behind The Wall.

The only reason Delhi Police wanted to see Rahul Dravid was to get an autograph from him.
(After Delhi Police called Dravid for interrogation about Spot Fixing)

Rahul, Gautam is hurt – will you open? Okay.
Dhoni wants to bowl – will you keep? Okay.
Over rate was slow so captain is banned – will you captain? Okay.
Sachin didn’t hit 100 – will you hit one? Okay.
India looks like losing – will you save the match? Okay.
Zaheer has hamstring injury – will you bowl? erm… Okay!
And the last one,

India wanted Sachin to play but India needed Dravid to play.

 

                                             

 

 

 

 

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