Saturday, July 30, 2011

Rahul Dravid does it again!

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

And they call Hussey Mr. Cricket...


Just when Rahul Dravid scored his 34th century at Trent Bridge, this was what I got to read on a few social networking sites. And I am left with only one word to describe his innings - flawless! Just when his team needed him to perform, he has produced yet another masterpiece.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"I can slip by quietly and do my job" : Rahul Dravid

Here is the interview of Rahul Dravid after he scored his 33rd century at Lord's.

Rahul Dravid, a few months older than fellow 38-year-old Tendulkar, is an undeniably great batsman in his own right with more than 12,000 Test runs at an average in excess of 52.

His latest century was his 33rd in 154 Tests yet the focus remains on Tendulkar, who had been an international player for some seven years by the time Dravid had made his debut.

"The talk is always about Sachin and rightly so," said Dravid.

"He is a true legend of the game. To be on 99 hundreds ... it was set up for him. It suits me, I suppose. I can slip by quietly, do my job and get on with my business."

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Team India in trouble despite Rahul Dravid's 33rd ton

Finally, the much awaited battle has begun, and it's the Englishment who have looked better than the Indians so far. After being put in to bat first, the English middle order showed what it takes to survive the condition at Lord's. The ball was moving quite a lot in the air even at 60th over, but some excellent batting put up by Trott, Pietersen and Bell saw England making 450+ runs. When Strauss declared on 478, it was quite clear that only one team could lose the game.
The Indian top order had an uphill task to play out the new ball and set the platform for the middle order to build on the innings. Gambhir and Mukund helped the cause by playing out 20 overs, but lost their wickets when team score was 63 and 77 respectively. Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar batted brilliantly to add quick 80 to the score before Sachin was done in with a beauty from Broad. Laxman and Raina got out quickly. It was a job at hand for Rahul Dravid to take India to safer position.