People run short of adjectives and superlatives to describe Rahul Dravid in one word, such is the greatness of the man, who unconditionally stayed as “The Wall” guarding Indian cricket. Dravid has undoubtedly been one of the phenomenal batsmen the longest format of the game during his playing days. There were several occasions where he made the difference for the side with relative ease.
Those magnificent drives that flow past his bat giving pure bliss to eyes to the aggression which was clearly visible in his eyes, there was something so special about the Wall which makes him one of those very few personalities across the country with absolutely zero haters.
But what really sets this person apart? What makes these writers go nuts whilst describing him? Why so many rate him as the greatest though there are many who are ahead in terms of numbers? Why respect and awe come in tandem when his name comes up? Here’s an example of Rahul Dravid and his personal life which will really make you understand this man’s simplicity.
A photo of ‘The Wall’ Rahul Dravid, standing in queue during an event went viral on social media a couple of years ago. According to the picture, it shows the former Indian cricket captain at a science exhibition with his kids. He is a former world-class cricketer but he doesn’t show off.
Recently, Virat Kohli’s childhood picture with Rahul Dravid is doing the rounds on social media. Talking about Kohli’s academic career, he used to get very less in subjects at school. He barely shined at academics and passing a few subjects was always a tough task for him.
Things went from bad to worse when he registered a paltry 3 marks in Mathematics and many thought that he wouldn’t excel in life. But Kohli’s interest was different which is his favourite sport, cricket and not many in his vicinity understood it except his parents who backed him through and through.
Kohli might not have excelled in the field of academics but he set high standards for himself at a very young age that he wants to become a cricketer one day to represent the nation with pride. He developed an interest to play the game. He initially struggled but after a hoard of practice sessions, he was able to middle the balls deftly and that’s how the journey started.
Today, he is hailed as the best batsman in the world. His records serve as a testament to the fact. He is tagged as the run-machine for his impeccable ability to score runs at a brisk pace. He became the fastest to reach 10,000 runs and going by the speed at which Kohli is batting, he is bound to break all the records set by his idol Sachin Tendulkar.
Yes, we can surely expect that from this guy who always gives 120% commitment on the field. Kohli is also the only batsman in the present era to have an average of 50+ across all three formats.