Former India captain Rahul Dravid is unarguably among the greatest batters to have ever graced the game of cricket. Still among the world’s leading run-getters, Dravid amassed 13288 runs in 164 Tests at an average of 52.31. In a highly accomplished career, he hit 36 hundreds and 63 fifties. Even though there were question marks over his ability in the 50-over format, Dravid still ended up with formidable numbers in ODIs as well - 10889 runs in 344 matches at an average of 39.16 with 12 hundreds and 83 fifties. Dravid was a reasonably successful captain as well. It was under him that India last won a Test series in England. Above all, he is a thorough gentleman. So, here’s a look at some famous quotes from the famous wall of Indian cricket.
1. Although Dravid is one of the most successful cricketers in the history of the game, he is equally humble as well and is often known to downplay his achievements. Speaking about his success as a cricketer, he once said:
“Cricket is just something that I am good at, just like various people are good at various things. What's lucky is that cricket gets enormous publicity.”
2. Cricket is something that can raise passion and create a volatile atmosphere as well, as seen recently during the Lord’s Test between India and England. Dravid, however, had different thoughts on playing the game. According to him:
“You don't play for revenge, you play for respect and pride.”
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