If there was ever a batting technique that could be used as a blueprint to create a computer simulation for cricket shots, it has to be Rahul Dravid’s. Widely known as ‘The Wall’, Rahul Dravid was a man of few words and class. Through hard work and perseverance, he crafted techniques through conventional means and made it work in international cricket; a technique so perfect and versatile that it suited all conditions. He has been the unsung hero of the Indian cricket team with a modest smile.
Rahul Dravid was a man who was loved by the opponent team as well. The cricketer was never involved in any kind of controversy with any fellow cricketer. Sledging which is a part of cricket, Dravid never got involved in that as well. Whenever he had to respond to any kind of sledging or after being hit by a ball, he let his score or his clean shots speak. This amazing cricketer always upheld the spirit of cricket and tried everything for his team. Be it wicket keeping, batting at different positions or different conditions, this man never turned down any request that came his way. After making a remarkable contribution to the Indian cricket, he announced his retirement and took up the responsibility of coaching the young talent of India. For his great contribution to the sport, he was formally inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2018, the 5th Indian cricketer to make it to the Hall of Fame.
Rahul Dravid was certainly the unsung hero of Indian cricket team who has the respect of every cricket fan from all over the world.