Fan to himself : Crap! 30 at the loss of 4 wickets. Whew. Dravid is still there.
Rival Captain to his players : Match ain’t over. Dravid is still there.
Teacher to student : Is Dravid still there?
Stadium Caretakers crying : Dravid is still there.
How many of us have heard the sighs of relief when a certain Rahul Sharad Dravid came to mark his stance on the crease? Almost anyone Indian and follows the game. Rahul Dravid became synonymous with calmness. Playing cricket which wowed the purists and enthralled the fans, he carved a place for himself in history.
Ladies and Gentleman, please be very proud of fact that Rahul Dravid is now the only non Australian player to have the honor of delivering the Sir Donald Bradman Oration today at the National War Memorial, Canberra. While the world still moves on, we stop for a moment and ponder over the spine of Indian Cricket, Rahul Dravid.
It is not surprising for someone like him to enjoy another purple patch now with the bat. Rahul Dravid defies age and is almost rejuvenated by mysterious forces that make him look like an Indian Great Wall of China to bowlers. For someone with so much of technical superiority, the drives would look like poetry even if he holds a stump. The stance, ever so upright, the footwork of a ninja, and the follow through of a connoisseur, the man bats like a…like a…like RAHUL DRAVID, there’s no one else like him.
It’s a blessing that we have such iconic players still playing for our nation. Rahul Dravid, calm and silent as ever lets the bat do the talking and when the mouth talks, its straight ahead Sir Donald Bradman Oration. Long live Rahul Dravid.
“Thank you for inviting me to deliver the Bradman Oration…”