Rahul Dravid achieved almost every accolade a batsman can think of. He was a calm and composed mind and helped the national team clinch matches across the globe with his sensible batting prowess. Rahul Dravid knew how to withstand the bowlers, hence, he went on be known as ‘the wall’ and became a Test great.
In his decorated career, Dravid scored 13288 Test runs at an average of 52.31, with the help of 36 centuries and 63 half-centuries. Dravid and VVS Laxman changed the tide of the historic 2001 Kolkata Test to beat one of the finest Australian sides. Dravid also contributed at an average of nearly 40 in the ODIs.
Rahul Dravid was game’s most committed student, a team man: VVS Laxman
Test great VVS Laxman has been paying tribute to his teammates for their extra-ordinary contributions to the game. After Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Anil Kumble, he praised Rahul Dravid for his heroics.
Laxman said Dravid was one of the most committed student of the game. He was a team man and responded to every challenge served on his played. There were times when he could say no to certain things but Dravid never did so.
“The game’s most committed student, Rahul was the ultimate team man, responding to every challenge with complete dedication. Despite being in a position to say ‘no’, he not only kept wicket in white-ball cricket and opened the batting in Tests, but did so with utmost diligence,” VVS Laxman said.