Rahul Dravid

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Rahul Dravid said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “At the end of this one-day series, I would like to announce my retirement from one-day and Twenty20 cricket and concentrate only on Test cricket. I am committed, as always to give my best to India in this one-day series and obviously the Test series that follows” External link

india Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “It is a great story of inspiration of what can be achieved if you have an extraordinary vision. We are inspired to what can be done to the society from the story of Mahantesh GK. He touched the lives of many people out there and made a difference in their lives. Mahantesh is a true leader who inspite of various adversities, went on with his journey and,” External link

dnaindia Saturday, September 12, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “Expectations are always there, not only from me but from all the XI who represent the country. It doesn’t make me conscious. Not so far, at least. Again for now, my focus is solely on the IPL and getting some cricket under me. It (Dhoni’s role) is a shoe or a place that nobody can ever fill in Indian cricket. Challenges excite me. Whatever role is given to me I want to do my best,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said ( about Suresh Raina ) : “One thing we always felt is that Suresh did all the difficult things,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said ( about Suresh Raina ) : “One thing we always felt is that Suresh did all the difficult things,” External link

india Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I guess he couldn’t replicate the success of his debut hundred and couldn’t build on that in his Test career but I think his contribution to One-day cricket was fantastic. He was part of a very successful Indian one-day team over the last decade and a half,” External link

india Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said ( about Suresh Raina ) : "Suresh Raina was one of those really young exciting talents who've come through the Indian system. Sort of in the middle of the 2000s, 2004-05, playing Under-19 cricket, doing exceptionally well and you could see even at that time that Suresh was going to be a very important player for India," External link

irishsun Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "The success he's had for CSK in the IPL where he bats at No. 3 and has an absolutely phenomenal record. He's one of the phenomenal players of the IPL in the last decade or so," "But for Indian, he batted lower down the order for most parts of his career, fielded at difficult positions, he bowled some very handy overs," External link

irishsun Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said ( about Suresh Raina ) : “A lot of the success that India has had in white-ball cricket, lot of the great moments, great memories that India has had over the last so many years, Suresh has been a really big part of them. I think his contribution to Indian cricket, especially in the white-ball game has been fantastic,” External link

dnaindia Tuesday, August 18, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said ( about Suresh Raina ) : “Suresh Raina was one of those really young and exciting talents who’ve come through the Indian system. Sort of in the middle of the 2000s, 2004-05, when you’re playing Under19 cricket, doing exceptionally well and you could see even at that time that Suresh was going to be a very important player for India,” External link

dnaindia Tuesday, August 18, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid added ( about Suresh Raina ) : “Suresh (Raina) did all the difficult things for India - batting lower down the order when his numbers could have been a lot better if he’d batted higher up in the order. It has reflected in the success he’s had for CSK in the IPL where he bats at No. 3 and has an absolutely phenomenal record. He’s one of the phenomenal players of the IPL in the last decade or so. or India, for the most part of his career, he batted lower down, fielded at difficult positions, bowled some handy overs and always brought a lot to the team. Someone I will think of a terrific team-man, who always gave his best and brought some great energy to the game and was a very skilful batter,” External link

dnaindia Tuesday, August 18, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "A few international tournaments have been cancelled and repositioned, and people can always find time and place for that, but once October comes around, that’s when I think it’ll start hitting us more," External link

dnaindia Friday, August 14, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "A few international tournaments have been cancelled and repositioned, and people can always find time and place for that, but once October comes around, that's when I think it'll start hitting us more," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “He scored much fewer runs than he would have if he batted at three but this gave us the best chance to get the best out of him,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “After RCB, I moved on to RR and I got into more of a captain-coach-management role and we were looking through a lot of data and stats. At RR, we were literally a Moneyball team. We had to compete with the top teams with 40-60 percent of the budget. It’s not easy in an environment where everyone has a lot of data and knowledge,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid added : “One of the things we looked at was, which is the position of the game where someone like Hodge will play only fast bowling, and we sort of looked at the last four-five overs where everyone brings their best death bowlers back into the game. We decided at that stage that we will buy him in the auction, and bat him in the last 5-6 overs in the match,” “Hodge, as you know, is an Australian batsman who is really proud of his batting ability, and he is used to batting in the top three in Australia. He was obviously resistant to this when we told him initially. But then we were able to show him data, and his success against fast bowling, and how critical it was for a team like us [that] didn’t have the firepower like CSK had [MS] Dhoni, MI had Kieron Pollard or RCB had an AB de Villiers” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “Age fraud is a serious matter and is detrimental to the health of the sport. Many youngsters who are supposed to be playing in a particular age group fail to make it owing to age fraud,” External link

Hindu Monday, August 3, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “Age fraud is a serious matter and is detrimental to the health of the sport. Many youngsters who are supposed to be playing in a particular age group fail to make it owing to age fraud. With the BCCI taking stern actions to curb this, it is only advisable for the players to come forward and abide by the directives issued by the Board,” External link

expressindia Monday, August 3, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “Age fraud is a serious matter and is detrimental to the health of the sport. Many youngsters who are supposed to be playing in a particular age group fail to make it owing to age fraud. With the BCCI taking stern actions to curb this, it is only advisable for the players to come forward and abide by the directives issued by the Board,” External link

india Monday, August 3, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "If you look at the success CSK has had, they've got really good access to data and they've got really good access to people behind the scenes and they've run cricket teams at the junior level," External link

business-standard Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “If you look at the success CSK has had, they’ve got really good access to data and they’ve got really good access to people behind the scenes and they’ve run cricket teams at the junior level,” External link

india Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "If you look at the success CSK has had, they've got really good access to data and they've got really good access to people behind the scenes and they've run cricket teams at the junior level," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, August 2, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid told : “We’ve been lucky so far [that the pandemic started in March towards the end of BCCI’s domestic season], but come October, things might start getting stressful,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, August 2, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid told : “If we aren’t able to get back to a level of normalcy from then it could take longer; we’ll see the real impact on our domestic cricket and grassroots cricket. This year is probably more important for someone in his final year of Under-19s than say for someone who is 23-24,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, August 2, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “We’ve been lucky so far that the pandemic started in March towards the end of BCCI’s domestic season, but come October, things might start getting stressful,” External link

news18 Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid told ( about Kapil Dev ) : “After I finished (playing), there were quite a few options and I was not sure what to do. It was Kapil Dev who gave me this advice actually when I was coming to the end of my career,” External link

Hindu Saturday, July 18, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “Instead of just 15-20 players, we were able to give 45 to 50 players exposure to the facilities at NCA, so it broadens the pool,” External link

Hindu Saturday, July 18, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid told : "After I finished my playing career there were quite a few options and I wasn't necessarily sure what to do. It was Kapil Dev who gave me this advice actually when I was in coming to the end of my career. I bumped into him somewhere and he said: Rahul don't commit to doing anything straightaway, go out and spend a few years just exploring and doing different things and see what you really like," External link

dnaindia Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "There have been phases where I have felt insecure in my international career. I was dropped from the ODI side in 1998, I had to fight my way back in," "There were certain insecurities as to whether I am good enough ODI player or not. I always wanted to be a Test player, I was coached to be a Test player, so you worry whether you had the skills to be able to do it in a 50-over match," External link

dnaindia Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "There have been phases in my international career," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid recalled : "After I finished (my playing career) there were quite a few options and I wasn't necessarily sure what to do," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid told ( about Kapil Dev ) : “After I finished (playing), there were quite a few options and I was not sure what to do. It was Kapil Dev who gave me this advice actually when I was coming to the end of my career,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “Instead of just 15-20 players, we were able to give 45 to 50 players exposure to the facilities at NCA, good coaches, good physios, good trainers, so it broadens the pool,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid told ( about Kapil Dev ) : "After I finished (playing), there were quite a few options and I was not sure what to do. It was Kapil Dev who gave me this advice actually when I was coming to the end of my career," External link

timesofindia Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "Instead of just 15-20 players, we were able to give 45 to 50 players exposure to the facilities at NCA, good coaches, good physios, good trainers, so it broadens the pool," External link

timesofindia Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid told ( about Kapil Dev ) : “After I finished (playing), there were quite a few options and I was not sure what to do. It was Kapil Dev who gave me this advice actually when I was coming to the end of my career,” External link

expressindia Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “Instead of just 15-20 players, we were able to give 45 to 50 players exposure to the facilities at NCA, good coaches, good physios, good trainers, so it broadens the pool,” External link

expressindia Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : "On the offside, first there is God, then Sourav Ganguly!" External link

dnaindia Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : "He (Ganguly) batted at 3, I came in at 7 in that game. So I had a long time to watch him bat and bat very well actually. I did feel really nice for him that he got that hundred," External link

business-standard Saturday, June 20, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “India has developed depth in fast bowling and they are all peaking right now. Also they are all different. Bumrah with his angle, Ishant has height, Shami is skiddy and swings the ball more, Umesh is slingy so they are all unique in their own way,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid told : "You watch MS Dhoni play during the backend of a match when he was at his best, you always felt like that he is doing something really important to him but he is playing it like the result does not really matter to him," External link

dnaindia Friday, June 12, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “I think it’s going to be a great series. Especially after India won last time, it was a fantastic win for India. So they (Australia) will be keen to correct that and there has been a lot of talk about that. It is the marquee series of the year and there has been great build up. I am really hoping we will be back to normal or at least normal enough to play the series,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 12, 2020 7:44:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “He sort of lives for it, he loves the fight, he loves the contest. He’s pretty competitive and aggressive as it is. You don’t want to get him more aggressive, I don’t know how more he can get,” External link

dnaindia Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “I think Wade is trying to say that they are going to focus on that skill - and if they get that right, then they can cause him a problem. If they get it slightly wrong, then we know what Virat could do,” External link

dnaindia Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “He sort of lives for it, he loves the fight, he loves the contest. He’s pretty competitive and aggressive as it is. You don’t want to get him more aggressive, I don’t know how more he can get,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “I think Wade is trying to say that they are going to focus on that skill - and if they get that right, then they can cause him a problem. If they get it slightly wrong, then we know what Virat could do,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "I think the England-West Indies series is going to be learning for a lot of people. It will give us an idea of how things work. Apparently, sweat is better than saliva because you can't transfer the disease by using it," External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "I am not sure if any foreign substance will be allowed on the ball at the moment. If sweat is able to do a good job with shining the ball and using your trousers to create a bit of gloss on the ball then we might not need anything else at all," External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "International cricket in empty stadiums will be weird. Players are professionals and they will deal with it by delivering top-class performances, but they will miss the interaction with the crowd. The buzz of the crowd and the energy that they create will be missing," External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "Until a vaccine comes on board and we are confident around the world... I'm no medical professional but from what I heard the virus is not going away for a long time now but we will get to a point where we will deal with it a lot better," External link

news18 Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "It will be strange and different," External link

news18 Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "The series is really going to be a good test," "It will be interesting to see what happens in a month's time. Hopefully it will go ahead and they are able to play it safely. It will give us an idea as to how things will work" External link

news18 Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid told : “You watch MS Dhoni play during the backend of a match when he was at his best, you always felt like that he is doing something really important to him but he is playing it like the result does not really matter to him,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "Missing Smith and Warner was a huge thing for Australia because of the impact they have on that team. They are their (Australia's) top two batsman, they scored the most number of runs for them," External link

news18 Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "Australia will always look back on the last series and they can always say look Smith and Warner were not there, our best players were not there, but this time you are going to have all the best players of both the teams," External link

news18 Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "It is going to be a great series especially after India won last time, it was a fantastic win for India," External link

news18 Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “We have seen how a big impact someone like Smith had on the Ashes, even though Warner was out of form, he was able to carry that series along with (Marnus) Labuschagne on his own. But yes, these two guys (Smith and Warner) will make a huge impact in that team, so it will be a bigger and stiffer challenge for India this time around,” “Australia will always look back on the last series and they can always say look Smith and Warner were not there, our best players were not there, but this time you are going to have all the best players of both the teams,” External link

india Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “Until a vaccine comes on board and we are confident around the world... I’m no medical professional but from what I heard the virus is not going away for a long time now but we will get to a point where we will deal with it a lot better,” External link

gulf-times Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “The series is really going to be a good test,” “It will be interesting to see what happens in a month’s time. Hopefully it will go ahead and they are able to play it safely. It will give us an idea as to how things will work” External link

gulf-times Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “It will be strange and different,” External link

gulf-times Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "Missing Smith and Warner was a huge thing for Australia because of the impact they have on that team. They are their (Australia's) top two batsman, they scored the most number of runs for them," External link

firstpost Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "Australia will always look back on the last series and they can always say look Smith and Warner were not there, our best players were not there, but this time you are going to have all the best players of both the teams," External link

firstpost Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "It is going to be a great series especially after India won last time, it was a fantastic win for India," External link

firstpost Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid told : "You watch MS Dhoni play during the backend of a match when he was at his best, you always felt like that he is doing something really important to him but he is playing it like the result does not really matter to him," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid told : “If it meant occupying the crease for a long time or tiring the bowlers out or blunting out the new ball in difficult conditions so that it’s easier to play later, I did it,” External link

india Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "If it meant occupying the crease for a long time or tiring the bowlers out or blunting out the new ball in difficult conditions so that it's easier to play later, I did it," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “He is always talking about it. I think he understands that the real respect for him as a cricketer will come through his success in Test cricket and I think that’s a great role model for our young cricketers. I would like to see wickets keep getting challenging, a good balance between bat and ball and I think people will get excited by seeing that,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "Mental health has been an issue in sport and in cricket and it's been heartening to see the discussion around mental health over the past decade or so. It's good to see many players having the courage to talk about these issues," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “It’s something we tried in this lockdown (addressing mental health of players through professionals). We identified outside of the contract list and with the U-19 players. We have the given the opportunity to connect to professionalism,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “I kind of identify with them, that something I had experienced myself as a young boy,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "It's something we tried in this lockdown (addressing mental health of players through professionals). We identified outside of the contract list and with the U-19 players. We have given the opportunity to connect to professionalism," External link

firstpost Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "It is a bit unrealistic to have things at the level, the ECB is talking about. Obviously, the ECB is very keen to conduct these series because they have had no other cricket...," External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 26, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "It is a bit unrealistic to have things at the level, the ECB is talking about. Obviously, the ECB is very keen to conduct these series because they have had no other cricket...," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "It is a bit unrealistic to have things at the level, the ECB is talking about. Obviously, the ECB is very keen to conduct these series because they have had no other cricket...," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "It is a bit unrealistic to have things at the level, the ECB is talking about. Obviously, the ECB is very keen to conduct these series because they have had no other cricket.," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "It is a bit unrealistic to have things at the level, the ECB is talking about. Obviously, the ECB is very keen to conduct these series because they have had no other cricket...," External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "It is a bit unrealistic to have things at the level, the ECB is talking about. Obviously, the ECB is very keen to conduct these series because they have had no other cricket...," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “It is a bit unrealistic to have things at the level, the ECB is talking about. Obviously, the ECB is very keen to conduct these series because they have had no other cricket...,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:47:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “It is a bit unrealistic to have things at the level the ECB is talking about,” External link

india Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “It is a bit unrealistic to have things at the level the ECB is talking about. Obviously, the ECB is very keen to conduct these series because they have had no other cricket and it is right in the middle of the season,” External link

expressindia Monday, May 25, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “Even if ECB is potentially able to create a bubble and manage it in that way, I think it will be impossible for everyone to do it with the kind of calendar that we have, with the travelling that you do on tours and the number of people involved,” External link

expressindia Monday, May 25, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "For a short period there may be a sense of doubt or fear about certain things, I am sure there will be a certain hesitancy when we get back in, also there will be certain hesitancy in terms of people," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, May 18, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "For a short period there may be a sense of doubt or fear about certain things, I am sure there will be a certain hesitancy when we get back in, also there will be certain hesitancy in terms of people," External link

business-standard Sunday, May 17, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "For a short period there may be a sense of doubt or fear about certain things, I am sure there will be a certain hesitancy when we get back in, also there will be certain hesitancy in terms of people," External link

firstpost Sunday, May 17, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “The atmosphere on the last day, after tea, the time when we were trying take wickets,” External link

india Friday, May 15, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “The atmosphere on the last day, after tea, the time when we were trying to take wickets,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 15, 2020 6:53:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “I remember being 15 or something at the close of play on Day 1. I had just gone down to have dinner with a few people that night and just happened to be sitting, a few journalists were around as well. I just felt really good about my batting at that stage, I felt that I’ve batted well for the 15 runs, I felt I had batted well in the series with no significant score,” “So as I was leaving, I sort of made this off the cuff remark, didn’t really mean it that much. But I said, ‘look if I get set tomorrow and bat for an hour, you know you’re gonna see a big one from me. And so it happened, I went on to score 270 so people came and said, ‘how did you know’ and all that,” External link

tribune Saturday, May 2, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “I remember being 15 or something at the close of play on Day 1. I had just gone down to have dinner with a few people that night and just happened to be sitting, a few journalists were around as well. I just felt really good about my batting at that stage, I felt that I’ve batted well for the 15 runs, I felt I had batted well in the series with no significant score,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid added : “So As I was leaving, I sort of made this off the cup remark, didn’t really mean it that much. But I said, ‘look if I get set tomorrow and bat for an hour, you know you’re gonna see a big one from me. And so it happened, I went on to score 270 so people came and said, ‘how did you know’ and all that,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid told : “There are various measures in place to support cricketers,” External link

india Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid asked : "Athar, what are you doing here? Your team has gone through" External link

thedailystarBD Friday, April 17, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “That’s where Chennai have always been successful because they’ve often had stronger bowling than Bangalore,” External link

india Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “For RCB, you always felt they will be chasing a gun death bowler,” External link

india Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “Bangalore have never balanced their team very well,” “I think they’ve been very poor with selections and auctions” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid observed ( about Mitchell Starc ) : “Bangalore have never balanced their team very well,” “They had their best year when they had a bowler like Mitchell Starc who was able to close out games for them. But they kept going out and picking gun batsmen” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “For RCB, you always felt they will be chasing a gun death bowler,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “There are a lot of foreign players available for four slots. But there are a limited number of quality Indian players available, and the fact that CSK have been able to get some of the best guys has meant that they have always had that core,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “That’s where Chennai have always been successful because they’ve often had stronger bowling than Bangalore,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT



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Shane Warne added ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “But they played beautifully, Laxman and Dravid. In my time, it was as good an innings as there was. Laxman’s innings was beautiful, Dravid was exceptional too. Sometimes you just have to say ‘too god’,” External link

news18 Monday, August 24, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Shane Warne added ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “But they played beautifully, Laxman and Dravid. In my time, it was as good an innings as there was. Laxman’s innings was beautiful, Dravid was exceptional too. Sometimes you just have to say ‘too god’,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 24, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Shoaib Akhtar said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "Dravid was a difficult and determined batsman. It was difficult for me as well as him. He would play me quite easily," External link

dnaindia Monday, August 10, 2020 4:47:00 AM EAT

Ramiz Raja said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “You’d always respect Rahul Dravid. The greatness of a player is judged in the dressing room. If the team feels he will not let them down in a tough situation, for a gritty 30 or a 50, that’s what matters,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Irfan Pathan told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “People don’t talk about Rahul Dravid as much. So, people who don’t talk about Rahul Dravid as much, do they dislike him? No. Under his captaincy, India won 16 consecutive ODIs while chasing. Sometimes it gets under the wrap,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 31, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Tino Best told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "From my experiences with the Indian cricketers, they were all really nice. Rahul Dravid and those guys were all nice and polite," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Tino Best told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “The first time I played against India was in the Indian Oil Cup in 2005 and I bowled to Rahul Dravid and that was an experience, he hit me for three back to back fours. I remember after the game, we had a nice little discussion,” External link

news18 Sunday, July 19, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Tino Best told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “The first time I played against India was in the Indian Oil Cup in 2005 and I bowled to Rahul Dravid and that was an experience, he hit me for three back to back fours. I remember after the game, we had a nice little discussion,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, July 19, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Mohammad Kaif said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "I would forever remember what happened next. First Yuvraj ran out for a big hug. And then Ganguly, who had the shirt-off celebration on the balcony, ran and jumped onto me and we were both down on the ground. Rahul Dravid too was pumping his fist and celebrating," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, July 16, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Ajinkya Rahane told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "Sometimes the shots you play in T20 cricket do not look good and you feel that you got out by playing a bad looking shot. But Rahul Bhai told me not to bother about what the shots look like in T20," External link

dnaindia Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Ajinkya Rahane told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "Sometimes the shots you play in T20 cricket do not look good and you feel that you got out by playing a bad looking shot. But Rahul Bhai told me not to bother about what the shots look like in T20," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, July 12, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Vinod Rai told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “Rahul was very upfront with us. He said ‘look I have two boys growing up at home and I have been travelling with the Indian team all over the world and I am not able to give time and attention to them, I think I must stay at home also. And give time to my family,” External link

expressindia Monday, July 6, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Vinod Rai told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "Rahul was very upfront with us," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, July 6, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Vinod Rai told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “Rahul was very upfront with us,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, July 6, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Lalchand Rajput added ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “Rahul Dravid was the captain in England and some players came directly from England to Johannesburg (for the T20 World Cup) so they said ‘let’s give an opportunity to the youngsters’. But after winning the World Cup they must have repented it when we won the World Cup,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 29, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Irfan Pathan said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “Whenever there was a problem, he was always there. Sometimes it gets difficult to communicate with a captain, because they are always surrounded by things. But Dravid was one such captain, that you can even approach him at 2 am at night with a problem. A captain’s role is to keep communication with all the players, and he did that,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Irfan Pathan said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “Dravid was 100 per cent a great captain. He was very clear on whatever he wanted from the team” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Irfan Pathan said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “Whenever there was a problem, he was always there. Sometimes it gets difficult to communicate with a captain, because they are always surrounded by things. But Dravid was one such captain, that you can even approach him at 2 am at night with a problem. A captain’s role is to keep communication with all the players, and he did that,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Irfan Pathan said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “Dravid was 100 per cent a great captain. He was very clear on whatever he wanted from the team” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Cheteshwar Pujara said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "I cannot say in one line what Rahul bhai means to me. He has always been an inspiration, and will remain one," External link

business-standard Saturday, June 27, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Cheteshwar Pujara told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “I cannot say in one line what Rahul bhai means to me. He has always been an inspiration, and will remain one,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Cheteshwar Pujara said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "I cannot say in one line what Rahul bhai means to me. He has always been an inspiration, and will remain one," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 27, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Sourav Ganguly said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “I was too engrossed in my performance to be honest. When he (Dravid) came into bat, I was already at 70 odd. I remember my 100 scoring shot which was a cover drive through point and he was at the non-striker’s end. I finished the day at 131, I got out an hour after tea and he carried on,” “He came back the next morning and got 95. I was standing at the Lord’s balcony hoping that he would get a hundred. I have seen him play at the under 15s, then Ranji Trophy together. I had seen his debut at Eden Gardens and then seeing his debut at Lord’s. So, I watched his career closely. It would have been great had we both got hundreds that day,” External link

india Friday, June 26, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Sourav Ganguly said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “There’s huge hope from Rahul. He’s been a tremendous player. You will get perfection and commitment. We will sort it out. We have given Dravid the charge at the NCA to get it more organised. Ultimately, we will extend his role. I’ve spoken to him and the office-bearers. You will get to know the details in a week’s time,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 26, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Sourav Ganguly recalled ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "I was too engrossed in my performance to be honest. When he (Dravid) came into bat, I was already at 70 odd," "I remember my 100 scoring shot which was a cover drive through point and he was at the non-striker's end. I finished the day at 131, I got out an hour after tea and he carried on," External link

business-standard Saturday, June 20, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Umesh Yadav said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "When I went to play the Duleep Trophy match and got to know the team I would be playing against and I would be bowling against the likes of (Rahul) Dravid and (VVS) Laxman... I was terrified," External link

news18 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Umesh Yadav said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “When I went to play the Duleep Trophy match and got to know the team I would be playing against and I would be bowling against the likes of (Rahul) Dravid and (VVS) Laxman… I was terrified,” External link

india Sunday, June 7, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Umesh Yadav said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "When I went to play the Duleep Trophy match and got to know the team I would be playing against and I would be bowling against the likes of (Rahul) Dravid and (VVS) Laxman... I was terrified," External link

firstpost Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Umesh Yadav said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “I took a 5-wicket haul for South Zone and I got the big wickets of Dravid and Laxman. That gave me immense confidence,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Rashid Latif said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "When it comes to technique and performing under pressure, Rahul Dravid was one step ahead of all those who have represented India. Like I had mentioned in case of Sehwag, Dravid also played under the shadows of Tendulkar," External link

news18 Sunday, June 7, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Rashid Latif said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "Tendulkar had a lot of confidence in him to attack from the beginning. This is not to suggest that Dravid didn't have that but he used to play a different role. When India lost a couple of early wickets, he was the main man, that's why he was called 'the Wall'," External link

news18 Sunday, June 7, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Rashid Latif said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "When it comes to technique and performing under pressure, Rahul Dravid was one step ahead of all those who have represented India. Like I had mentioned in case of Sehwag, Dravid also played under the shadows of Tendulkar," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, June 6, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Rashid Latif said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "Tendulkar had a lot of confidence in him to attack from the beginning. This is not to suggest that Dravid didn't have that but he used to play a different role. When India lost a couple of early wickets, he was the main man, that's why he was called 'the Wall'," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, June 6, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Shoaib Akhtar said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “Among Indians, Rahul Dravid is the most decorated batsman. If he won’t offer me a shot, I would not be able to penetrate his defence,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Varun Aaron said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “I would say Rahul Dravid is the toughest batsman I’ve ever bowled to,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Mayank Aggarwal told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "I was getting runs you know. I got massive runs that Ranji Trophy season and for India A. I did have a word with Rahul bhai. I told him I was getting thoughts of sometimes not getting picked," External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Mayank Aggarwal told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “I was getting runs you know. I got massive runs that Ranji Trophy season and for India A. I did have a word with Rahul bhai. I told him I was getting thoughts of sometimes not getting picked,” External link

india Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Mayank Aggarwal told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "I was getting runs you know. I got massive runs that Ranji Trophy season and for India A. I did have a word with Rahul bhai. I told him I was getting thoughts of sometimes not getting picked," External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Mayank Aggarwal told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "I was getting runs you know. I got massive runs that Ranji Trophy season and for India A. I did have a word with Rahul bhai. I told him I was getting thoughts of sometimes not getting picked," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Suresh Raina added ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “When he plays the flick, it reminds you of (Rahul) Dravid as well,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Graeme Swann told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "Rahul Dravid was a big one for me. I bowled against him in Kent, and he was unbelievable. I have never seen a better player in my life. He would never get out in a county game, and that's Rahul Dravid, one of the best in the world, and he made me feel like an 11-year-old spinner," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Graeme Swann told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "Rahul Dravid was a big one for me. I bowled against him in Kent, and he was unbelievable. I have never seen a better player in my life. He would never get out in a county game, and that's Rahul Dravid, one of the best in the world, and he made me feel like an 11-year-old spinner," External link

news18 Saturday, April 18, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Graeme Swann told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “Rahul Dravid was a big one for me. I bowled against him in Kent, and he was unbelievable. I have never seen a better player in my life. He would never get out in a county game, and that’s Rahul Dravid, one of the best in the world, and he made me feel like an 11-year-old spinner,” External link

india Friday, April 17, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Graeme Swann told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "Rahul Dravid was a big one for me. I bowled against him in Kent, and he was unbelievable. I have never seen a better player in my life. He would never get out in a county game, and that's Rahul Dravid, one of the best in the world, and he made me feel like an 11-year-old spinner," External link

business-standard Friday, April 17, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Karun Nair added ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “When I went into bat we were four wickets down for 250. Rahul was there so it was kind of a relief for me. He was already on 100, so I wanted to settle down and stitch a big partnership with Rahul. Unluckily for him he got out for 199, but he has really played a lot of good knocks after that,” External link

india Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Karun Nair said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "I have always looked up to him (Dravid) since the beginning, when I started playing cricket. He was from the same state, so we would always go and watch him or on TV, watch how he conducts himself, at the grounds whenever I had the chance," External link

business-standard Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "Obviously his (Rahul's) keeping is not as good as Dhoni's, but if you are looking at T20 cricket, Rahul's a utility player, can keep and bat at No. 3 or 4. Ultimately, you are representing India, so whoever dishes out the best performance and can win the match for India should play for the team," External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Harbhajan Singh recalled ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “Rahul (Dravid) and (Sadogopan) Ramesh. The hat-trick wicket (the first by an Indian) was because of the incredible catch by Ramesh,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 11, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Wasim Jaffer says ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “I have told Rahul that it was because of him we met up!” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Saba Karim said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “Hirwani had the coaching experience, working in the NCA for two-three years. Dravid is also involved in the growth and development of women’s cricket and we decided to use the expertise of our NCA coaches for women’s cricket, based on home-and-away requirements,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 3, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

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Rahul Dravid said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “At the end of this one-day series, I would like to announce my retirement from one-day and Twenty20 cricket and concentrate only on Test cricket. I am committed, as always to give my best to India in this one-day series and obviously the Test series that follows” External link

india Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “It is a great story of inspiration of what can be achieved if you have an extraordinary vision. We are inspired to what can be done to the society from the story of Mahantesh GK. He touched the lives of many people out there and made a difference in their lives. Mahantesh is a true leader who inspite of various adversities, went on with his journey and,” External link

dnaindia Saturday, September 12, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “Expectations are always there, not only from me but from all the XI who represent the country. It doesn’t make me conscious. Not so far, at least. Again for now, my focus is solely on the IPL and getting some cricket under me. It (Dhoni’s role) is a shoe or a place that nobody can ever fill in Indian cricket. Challenges excite me. Whatever role is given to me I want to do my best,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said ( about Suresh Raina ) : “One thing we always felt is that Suresh did all the difficult things,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said ( about Suresh Raina ) : “One thing we always felt is that Suresh did all the difficult things,” External link

india Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I guess he couldn’t replicate the success of his debut hundred and couldn’t build on that in his Test career but I think his contribution to One-day cricket was fantastic. He was part of a very successful Indian one-day team over the last decade and a half,” External link

india Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said ( about Suresh Raina ) : "Suresh Raina was one of those really young exciting talents who've come through the Indian system. Sort of in the middle of the 2000s, 2004-05, playing Under-19 cricket, doing exceptionally well and you could see even at that time that Suresh was going to be a very important player for India," External link

irishsun Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "The success he's had for CSK in the IPL where he bats at No. 3 and has an absolutely phenomenal record. He's one of the phenomenal players of the IPL in the last decade or so," "But for Indian, he batted lower down the order for most parts of his career, fielded at difficult positions, he bowled some very handy overs," External link

irishsun Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said ( about Suresh Raina ) : “A lot of the success that India has had in white-ball cricket, lot of the great moments, great memories that India has had over the last so many years, Suresh has been a really big part of them. I think his contribution to Indian cricket, especially in the white-ball game has been fantastic,” External link

dnaindia Tuesday, August 18, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said ( about Suresh Raina ) : “Suresh Raina was one of those really young and exciting talents who’ve come through the Indian system. Sort of in the middle of the 2000s, 2004-05, when you’re playing Under19 cricket, doing exceptionally well and you could see even at that time that Suresh was going to be a very important player for India,” External link

dnaindia Tuesday, August 18, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid added ( about Suresh Raina ) : “Suresh (Raina) did all the difficult things for India - batting lower down the order when his numbers could have been a lot better if he’d batted higher up in the order. It has reflected in the success he’s had for CSK in the IPL where he bats at No. 3 and has an absolutely phenomenal record. He’s one of the phenomenal players of the IPL in the last decade or so. or India, for the most part of his career, he batted lower down, fielded at difficult positions, bowled some handy overs and always brought a lot to the team. Someone I will think of a terrific team-man, who always gave his best and brought some great energy to the game and was a very skilful batter,” External link

dnaindia Tuesday, August 18, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "A few international tournaments have been cancelled and repositioned, and people can always find time and place for that, but once October comes around, that’s when I think it’ll start hitting us more," External link

dnaindia Friday, August 14, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "A few international tournaments have been cancelled and repositioned, and people can always find time and place for that, but once October comes around, that's when I think it'll start hitting us more," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “He scored much fewer runs than he would have if he batted at three but this gave us the best chance to get the best out of him,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “After RCB, I moved on to RR and I got into more of a captain-coach-management role and we were looking through a lot of data and stats. At RR, we were literally a Moneyball team. We had to compete with the top teams with 40-60 percent of the budget. It’s not easy in an environment where everyone has a lot of data and knowledge,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid added : “One of the things we looked at was, which is the position of the game where someone like Hodge will play only fast bowling, and we sort of looked at the last four-five overs where everyone brings their best death bowlers back into the game. We decided at that stage that we will buy him in the auction, and bat him in the last 5-6 overs in the match,” “Hodge, as you know, is an Australian batsman who is really proud of his batting ability, and he is used to batting in the top three in Australia. He was obviously resistant to this when we told him initially. But then we were able to show him data, and his success against fast bowling, and how critical it was for a team like us [that] didn’t have the firepower like CSK had [MS] Dhoni, MI had Kieron Pollard or RCB had an AB de Villiers” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “Age fraud is a serious matter and is detrimental to the health of the sport. Many youngsters who are supposed to be playing in a particular age group fail to make it owing to age fraud,” External link

Hindu Monday, August 3, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “Age fraud is a serious matter and is detrimental to the health of the sport. Many youngsters who are supposed to be playing in a particular age group fail to make it owing to age fraud. With the BCCI taking stern actions to curb this, it is only advisable for the players to come forward and abide by the directives issued by the Board,” External link

expressindia Monday, August 3, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “Age fraud is a serious matter and is detrimental to the health of the sport. Many youngsters who are supposed to be playing in a particular age group fail to make it owing to age fraud. With the BCCI taking stern actions to curb this, it is only advisable for the players to come forward and abide by the directives issued by the Board,” External link

india Monday, August 3, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "If you look at the success CSK has had, they've got really good access to data and they've got really good access to people behind the scenes and they've run cricket teams at the junior level," External link

business-standard Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “If you look at the success CSK has had, they’ve got really good access to data and they’ve got really good access to people behind the scenes and they’ve run cricket teams at the junior level,” External link

india Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "If you look at the success CSK has had, they've got really good access to data and they've got really good access to people behind the scenes and they've run cricket teams at the junior level," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, August 2, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid told : “We’ve been lucky so far [that the pandemic started in March towards the end of BCCI’s domestic season], but come October, things might start getting stressful,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, August 2, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid told : “If we aren’t able to get back to a level of normalcy from then it could take longer; we’ll see the real impact on our domestic cricket and grassroots cricket. This year is probably more important for someone in his final year of Under-19s than say for someone who is 23-24,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, August 2, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “We’ve been lucky so far that the pandemic started in March towards the end of BCCI’s domestic season, but come October, things might start getting stressful,” External link

news18 Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid told ( about Kapil Dev ) : “After I finished (playing), there were quite a few options and I was not sure what to do. It was Kapil Dev who gave me this advice actually when I was coming to the end of my career,” External link

Hindu Saturday, July 18, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “Instead of just 15-20 players, we were able to give 45 to 50 players exposure to the facilities at NCA, so it broadens the pool,” External link

Hindu Saturday, July 18, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid told : "After I finished my playing career there were quite a few options and I wasn't necessarily sure what to do. It was Kapil Dev who gave me this advice actually when I was in coming to the end of my career. I bumped into him somewhere and he said: Rahul don't commit to doing anything straightaway, go out and spend a few years just exploring and doing different things and see what you really like," External link

dnaindia Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "There have been phases where I have felt insecure in my international career. I was dropped from the ODI side in 1998, I had to fight my way back in," "There were certain insecurities as to whether I am good enough ODI player or not. I always wanted to be a Test player, I was coached to be a Test player, so you worry whether you had the skills to be able to do it in a 50-over match," External link

dnaindia Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "There have been phases in my international career," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid recalled : "After I finished (my playing career) there were quite a few options and I wasn't necessarily sure what to do," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid told ( about Kapil Dev ) : “After I finished (playing), there were quite a few options and I was not sure what to do. It was Kapil Dev who gave me this advice actually when I was coming to the end of my career,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “Instead of just 15-20 players, we were able to give 45 to 50 players exposure to the facilities at NCA, good coaches, good physios, good trainers, so it broadens the pool,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid told ( about Kapil Dev ) : "After I finished (playing), there were quite a few options and I was not sure what to do. It was Kapil Dev who gave me this advice actually when I was coming to the end of my career," External link

timesofindia Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "Instead of just 15-20 players, we were able to give 45 to 50 players exposure to the facilities at NCA, good coaches, good physios, good trainers, so it broadens the pool," External link

timesofindia Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid told ( about Kapil Dev ) : “After I finished (playing), there were quite a few options and I was not sure what to do. It was Kapil Dev who gave me this advice actually when I was coming to the end of my career,” External link

expressindia Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “Instead of just 15-20 players, we were able to give 45 to 50 players exposure to the facilities at NCA, good coaches, good physios, good trainers, so it broadens the pool,” External link

expressindia Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : "On the offside, first there is God, then Sourav Ganguly!" External link

dnaindia Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : "He (Ganguly) batted at 3, I came in at 7 in that game. So I had a long time to watch him bat and bat very well actually. I did feel really nice for him that he got that hundred," External link

business-standard Saturday, June 20, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “India has developed depth in fast bowling and they are all peaking right now. Also they are all different. Bumrah with his angle, Ishant has height, Shami is skiddy and swings the ball more, Umesh is slingy so they are all unique in their own way,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid told : "You watch MS Dhoni play during the backend of a match when he was at his best, you always felt like that he is doing something really important to him but he is playing it like the result does not really matter to him," External link

dnaindia Friday, June 12, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “I think it’s going to be a great series. Especially after India won last time, it was a fantastic win for India. So they (Australia) will be keen to correct that and there has been a lot of talk about that. It is the marquee series of the year and there has been great build up. I am really hoping we will be back to normal or at least normal enough to play the series,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 12, 2020 7:44:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “He sort of lives for it, he loves the fight, he loves the contest. He’s pretty competitive and aggressive as it is. You don’t want to get him more aggressive, I don’t know how more he can get,” External link

dnaindia Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “I think Wade is trying to say that they are going to focus on that skill - and if they get that right, then they can cause him a problem. If they get it slightly wrong, then we know what Virat could do,” External link

dnaindia Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “He sort of lives for it, he loves the fight, he loves the contest. He’s pretty competitive and aggressive as it is. You don’t want to get him more aggressive, I don’t know how more he can get,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “I think Wade is trying to say that they are going to focus on that skill - and if they get that right, then they can cause him a problem. If they get it slightly wrong, then we know what Virat could do,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "I think the England-West Indies series is going to be learning for a lot of people. It will give us an idea of how things work. Apparently, sweat is better than saliva because you can't transfer the disease by using it," External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "I am not sure if any foreign substance will be allowed on the ball at the moment. If sweat is able to do a good job with shining the ball and using your trousers to create a bit of gloss on the ball then we might not need anything else at all," External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "International cricket in empty stadiums will be weird. Players are professionals and they will deal with it by delivering top-class performances, but they will miss the interaction with the crowd. The buzz of the crowd and the energy that they create will be missing," External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "Until a vaccine comes on board and we are confident around the world... I'm no medical professional but from what I heard the virus is not going away for a long time now but we will get to a point where we will deal with it a lot better," External link

news18 Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "It will be strange and different," External link

news18 Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "The series is really going to be a good test," "It will be interesting to see what happens in a month's time. Hopefully it will go ahead and they are able to play it safely. It will give us an idea as to how things will work" External link

news18 Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid told : “You watch MS Dhoni play during the backend of a match when he was at his best, you always felt like that he is doing something really important to him but he is playing it like the result does not really matter to him,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "Missing Smith and Warner was a huge thing for Australia because of the impact they have on that team. They are their (Australia's) top two batsman, they scored the most number of runs for them," External link

news18 Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "Australia will always look back on the last series and they can always say look Smith and Warner were not there, our best players were not there, but this time you are going to have all the best players of both the teams," External link

news18 Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "It is going to be a great series especially after India won last time, it was a fantastic win for India," External link

news18 Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “We have seen how a big impact someone like Smith had on the Ashes, even though Warner was out of form, he was able to carry that series along with (Marnus) Labuschagne on his own. But yes, these two guys (Smith and Warner) will make a huge impact in that team, so it will be a bigger and stiffer challenge for India this time around,” “Australia will always look back on the last series and they can always say look Smith and Warner were not there, our best players were not there, but this time you are going to have all the best players of both the teams,” External link

india Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “Until a vaccine comes on board and we are confident around the world... I’m no medical professional but from what I heard the virus is not going away for a long time now but we will get to a point where we will deal with it a lot better,” External link

gulf-times Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “The series is really going to be a good test,” “It will be interesting to see what happens in a month’s time. Hopefully it will go ahead and they are able to play it safely. It will give us an idea as to how things will work” External link

gulf-times Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “It will be strange and different,” External link

gulf-times Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "Missing Smith and Warner was a huge thing for Australia because of the impact they have on that team. They are their (Australia's) top two batsman, they scored the most number of runs for them," External link

firstpost Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "Australia will always look back on the last series and they can always say look Smith and Warner were not there, our best players were not there, but this time you are going to have all the best players of both the teams," External link

firstpost Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "It is going to be a great series especially after India won last time, it was a fantastic win for India," External link

firstpost Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid told : "You watch MS Dhoni play during the backend of a match when he was at his best, you always felt like that he is doing something really important to him but he is playing it like the result does not really matter to him," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid told : “If it meant occupying the crease for a long time or tiring the bowlers out or blunting out the new ball in difficult conditions so that it’s easier to play later, I did it,” External link

india Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "If it meant occupying the crease for a long time or tiring the bowlers out or blunting out the new ball in difficult conditions so that it's easier to play later, I did it," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “He is always talking about it. I think he understands that the real respect for him as a cricketer will come through his success in Test cricket and I think that’s a great role model for our young cricketers. I would like to see wickets keep getting challenging, a good balance between bat and ball and I think people will get excited by seeing that,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "Mental health has been an issue in sport and in cricket and it's been heartening to see the discussion around mental health over the past decade or so. It's good to see many players having the courage to talk about these issues," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “It’s something we tried in this lockdown (addressing mental health of players through professionals). We identified outside of the contract list and with the U-19 players. We have the given the opportunity to connect to professionalism,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “I kind of identify with them, that something I had experienced myself as a young boy,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "It's something we tried in this lockdown (addressing mental health of players through professionals). We identified outside of the contract list and with the U-19 players. We have given the opportunity to connect to professionalism," External link

firstpost Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "It is a bit unrealistic to have things at the level, the ECB is talking about. Obviously, the ECB is very keen to conduct these series because they have had no other cricket...," External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 26, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "It is a bit unrealistic to have things at the level, the ECB is talking about. Obviously, the ECB is very keen to conduct these series because they have had no other cricket...," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "It is a bit unrealistic to have things at the level, the ECB is talking about. Obviously, the ECB is very keen to conduct these series because they have had no other cricket...," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "It is a bit unrealistic to have things at the level, the ECB is talking about. Obviously, the ECB is very keen to conduct these series because they have had no other cricket.," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "It is a bit unrealistic to have things at the level, the ECB is talking about. Obviously, the ECB is very keen to conduct these series because they have had no other cricket...," External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "It is a bit unrealistic to have things at the level, the ECB is talking about. Obviously, the ECB is very keen to conduct these series because they have had no other cricket...," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “It is a bit unrealistic to have things at the level, the ECB is talking about. Obviously, the ECB is very keen to conduct these series because they have had no other cricket...,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:47:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “It is a bit unrealistic to have things at the level the ECB is talking about,” External link

india Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “It is a bit unrealistic to have things at the level the ECB is talking about. Obviously, the ECB is very keen to conduct these series because they have had no other cricket and it is right in the middle of the season,” External link

expressindia Monday, May 25, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “Even if ECB is potentially able to create a bubble and manage it in that way, I think it will be impossible for everyone to do it with the kind of calendar that we have, with the travelling that you do on tours and the number of people involved,” External link

expressindia Monday, May 25, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "For a short period there may be a sense of doubt or fear about certain things, I am sure there will be a certain hesitancy when we get back in, also there will be certain hesitancy in terms of people," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, May 18, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "For a short period there may be a sense of doubt or fear about certain things, I am sure there will be a certain hesitancy when we get back in, also there will be certain hesitancy in terms of people," External link

business-standard Sunday, May 17, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : "For a short period there may be a sense of doubt or fear about certain things, I am sure there will be a certain hesitancy when we get back in, also there will be certain hesitancy in terms of people," External link

firstpost Sunday, May 17, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “The atmosphere on the last day, after tea, the time when we were trying take wickets,” External link

india Friday, May 15, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “The atmosphere on the last day, after tea, the time when we were trying to take wickets,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 15, 2020 6:53:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “I remember being 15 or something at the close of play on Day 1. I had just gone down to have dinner with a few people that night and just happened to be sitting, a few journalists were around as well. I just felt really good about my batting at that stage, I felt that I’ve batted well for the 15 runs, I felt I had batted well in the series with no significant score,” “So as I was leaving, I sort of made this off the cuff remark, didn’t really mean it that much. But I said, ‘look if I get set tomorrow and bat for an hour, you know you’re gonna see a big one from me. And so it happened, I went on to score 270 so people came and said, ‘how did you know’ and all that,” External link

tribune Saturday, May 2, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “I remember being 15 or something at the close of play on Day 1. I had just gone down to have dinner with a few people that night and just happened to be sitting, a few journalists were around as well. I just felt really good about my batting at that stage, I felt that I’ve batted well for the 15 runs, I felt I had batted well in the series with no significant score,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid added : “So As I was leaving, I sort of made this off the cup remark, didn’t really mean it that much. But I said, ‘look if I get set tomorrow and bat for an hour, you know you’re gonna see a big one from me. And so it happened, I went on to score 270 so people came and said, ‘how did you know’ and all that,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid told : “There are various measures in place to support cricketers,” External link

india Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid asked : "Athar, what are you doing here? Your team has gone through" External link

thedailystarBD Friday, April 17, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “That’s where Chennai have always been successful because they’ve often had stronger bowling than Bangalore,” External link

india Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “For RCB, you always felt they will be chasing a gun death bowler,” External link

india Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “Bangalore have never balanced their team very well,” “I think they’ve been very poor with selections and auctions” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid observed ( about Mitchell Starc ) : “Bangalore have never balanced their team very well,” “They had their best year when they had a bowler like Mitchell Starc who was able to close out games for them. But they kept going out and picking gun batsmen” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “For RCB, you always felt they will be chasing a gun death bowler,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “There are a lot of foreign players available for four slots. But there are a limited number of quality Indian players available, and the fact that CSK have been able to get some of the best guys has meant that they have always had that core,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Rahul Dravid said : “That’s where Chennai have always been successful because they’ve often had stronger bowling than Bangalore,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT



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member0.21%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
captain60.33%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
coach of the india0.41%EN09/23/201723/09/2017
cricketer3.93%EN07/17/201717/07/2017
former cricketer0.62%EN07/17/201717/07/2017
teammate1.24%EN06/21/201721/06/2017
team coach0.83%EN01/29/201729/01/2017
team captain0.41%EN01/27/201727/01/2017
predecessor0.21%EN01/23/201723/01/2017
veteran0.21%EN12/03/201603/12/2016
former indian captain1.24%EN11/14/201314/11/2013
former captain0.62%EN12/11/201211/12/2012
indian captain7.02%EN05/22/200722/05/2007
deputy0.83%EN08/22/200522/08/2005
Names Lang Count
Rahul DravidEN73.32%
Rahul DravidEU26.63%
Rahul DravidAF0.05%
ರಾಹುಲ್ ದ್ರಾವಿಡ್KN0.00%
راهول درافيدAR0.00%


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Shane Warne added ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “But they played beautifully, Laxman and Dravid. In my time, it was as good an innings as there was. Laxman’s innings was beautiful, Dravid was exceptional too. Sometimes you just have to say ‘too god’,” External link

news18 Monday, August 24, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Shane Warne added ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “But they played beautifully, Laxman and Dravid. In my time, it was as good an innings as there was. Laxman’s innings was beautiful, Dravid was exceptional too. Sometimes you just have to say ‘too god’,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 24, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Shoaib Akhtar said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "Dravid was a difficult and determined batsman. It was difficult for me as well as him. He would play me quite easily," External link

dnaindia Monday, August 10, 2020 4:47:00 AM EAT

Ramiz Raja said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “You’d always respect Rahul Dravid. The greatness of a player is judged in the dressing room. If the team feels he will not let them down in a tough situation, for a gritty 30 or a 50, that’s what matters,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Irfan Pathan told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “People don’t talk about Rahul Dravid as much. So, people who don’t talk about Rahul Dravid as much, do they dislike him? No. Under his captaincy, India won 16 consecutive ODIs while chasing. Sometimes it gets under the wrap,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 31, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Tino Best told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "From my experiences with the Indian cricketers, they were all really nice. Rahul Dravid and those guys were all nice and polite," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Tino Best told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “The first time I played against India was in the Indian Oil Cup in 2005 and I bowled to Rahul Dravid and that was an experience, he hit me for three back to back fours. I remember after the game, we had a nice little discussion,” External link

news18 Sunday, July 19, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Tino Best told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “The first time I played against India was in the Indian Oil Cup in 2005 and I bowled to Rahul Dravid and that was an experience, he hit me for three back to back fours. I remember after the game, we had a nice little discussion,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, July 19, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Mohammad Kaif said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "I would forever remember what happened next. First Yuvraj ran out for a big hug. And then Ganguly, who had the shirt-off celebration on the balcony, ran and jumped onto me and we were both down on the ground. Rahul Dravid too was pumping his fist and celebrating," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, July 16, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Ajinkya Rahane told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "Sometimes the shots you play in T20 cricket do not look good and you feel that you got out by playing a bad looking shot. But Rahul Bhai told me not to bother about what the shots look like in T20," External link

dnaindia Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Ajinkya Rahane told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "Sometimes the shots you play in T20 cricket do not look good and you feel that you got out by playing a bad looking shot. But Rahul Bhai told me not to bother about what the shots look like in T20," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, July 12, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Vinod Rai told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “Rahul was very upfront with us. He said ‘look I have two boys growing up at home and I have been travelling with the Indian team all over the world and I am not able to give time and attention to them, I think I must stay at home also. And give time to my family,” External link

expressindia Monday, July 6, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Vinod Rai told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "Rahul was very upfront with us," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, July 6, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Vinod Rai told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “Rahul was very upfront with us,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, July 6, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Lalchand Rajput added ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “Rahul Dravid was the captain in England and some players came directly from England to Johannesburg (for the T20 World Cup) so they said ‘let’s give an opportunity to the youngsters’. But after winning the World Cup they must have repented it when we won the World Cup,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 29, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Irfan Pathan said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “Whenever there was a problem, he was always there. Sometimes it gets difficult to communicate with a captain, because they are always surrounded by things. But Dravid was one such captain, that you can even approach him at 2 am at night with a problem. A captain’s role is to keep communication with all the players, and he did that,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Irfan Pathan said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “Dravid was 100 per cent a great captain. He was very clear on whatever he wanted from the team” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Irfan Pathan said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “Whenever there was a problem, he was always there. Sometimes it gets difficult to communicate with a captain, because they are always surrounded by things. But Dravid was one such captain, that you can even approach him at 2 am at night with a problem. A captain’s role is to keep communication with all the players, and he did that,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Irfan Pathan said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “Dravid was 100 per cent a great captain. He was very clear on whatever he wanted from the team” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Cheteshwar Pujara said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "I cannot say in one line what Rahul bhai means to me. He has always been an inspiration, and will remain one," External link

business-standard Saturday, June 27, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Cheteshwar Pujara told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “I cannot say in one line what Rahul bhai means to me. He has always been an inspiration, and will remain one,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Cheteshwar Pujara said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "I cannot say in one line what Rahul bhai means to me. He has always been an inspiration, and will remain one," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 27, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Sourav Ganguly said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “I was too engrossed in my performance to be honest. When he (Dravid) came into bat, I was already at 70 odd. I remember my 100 scoring shot which was a cover drive through point and he was at the non-striker’s end. I finished the day at 131, I got out an hour after tea and he carried on,” “He came back the next morning and got 95. I was standing at the Lord’s balcony hoping that he would get a hundred. I have seen him play at the under 15s, then Ranji Trophy together. I had seen his debut at Eden Gardens and then seeing his debut at Lord’s. So, I watched his career closely. It would have been great had we both got hundreds that day,” External link

india Friday, June 26, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Sourav Ganguly said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “There’s huge hope from Rahul. He’s been a tremendous player. You will get perfection and commitment. We will sort it out. We have given Dravid the charge at the NCA to get it more organised. Ultimately, we will extend his role. I’ve spoken to him and the office-bearers. You will get to know the details in a week’s time,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 26, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Sourav Ganguly recalled ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "I was too engrossed in my performance to be honest. When he (Dravid) came into bat, I was already at 70 odd," "I remember my 100 scoring shot which was a cover drive through point and he was at the non-striker's end. I finished the day at 131, I got out an hour after tea and he carried on," External link

business-standard Saturday, June 20, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Umesh Yadav said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "When I went to play the Duleep Trophy match and got to know the team I would be playing against and I would be bowling against the likes of (Rahul) Dravid and (VVS) Laxman... I was terrified," External link

news18 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Umesh Yadav said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “When I went to play the Duleep Trophy match and got to know the team I would be playing against and I would be bowling against the likes of (Rahul) Dravid and (VVS) Laxman… I was terrified,” External link

india Sunday, June 7, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Umesh Yadav said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "When I went to play the Duleep Trophy match and got to know the team I would be playing against and I would be bowling against the likes of (Rahul) Dravid and (VVS) Laxman... I was terrified," External link

firstpost Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Umesh Yadav said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “I took a 5-wicket haul for South Zone and I got the big wickets of Dravid and Laxman. That gave me immense confidence,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Rashid Latif said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "When it comes to technique and performing under pressure, Rahul Dravid was one step ahead of all those who have represented India. Like I had mentioned in case of Sehwag, Dravid also played under the shadows of Tendulkar," External link

news18 Sunday, June 7, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Rashid Latif said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "Tendulkar had a lot of confidence in him to attack from the beginning. This is not to suggest that Dravid didn't have that but he used to play a different role. When India lost a couple of early wickets, he was the main man, that's why he was called 'the Wall'," External link

news18 Sunday, June 7, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Rashid Latif said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "When it comes to technique and performing under pressure, Rahul Dravid was one step ahead of all those who have represented India. Like I had mentioned in case of Sehwag, Dravid also played under the shadows of Tendulkar," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, June 6, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Rashid Latif said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "Tendulkar had a lot of confidence in him to attack from the beginning. This is not to suggest that Dravid didn't have that but he used to play a different role. When India lost a couple of early wickets, he was the main man, that's why he was called 'the Wall'," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, June 6, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Shoaib Akhtar said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “Among Indians, Rahul Dravid is the most decorated batsman. If he won’t offer me a shot, I would not be able to penetrate his defence,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Varun Aaron said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “I would say Rahul Dravid is the toughest batsman I’ve ever bowled to,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Mayank Aggarwal told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "I was getting runs you know. I got massive runs that Ranji Trophy season and for India A. I did have a word with Rahul bhai. I told him I was getting thoughts of sometimes not getting picked," External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Mayank Aggarwal told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “I was getting runs you know. I got massive runs that Ranji Trophy season and for India A. I did have a word with Rahul bhai. I told him I was getting thoughts of sometimes not getting picked,” External link

india Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Mayank Aggarwal told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "I was getting runs you know. I got massive runs that Ranji Trophy season and for India A. I did have a word with Rahul bhai. I told him I was getting thoughts of sometimes not getting picked," External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Mayank Aggarwal told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "I was getting runs you know. I got massive runs that Ranji Trophy season and for India A. I did have a word with Rahul bhai. I told him I was getting thoughts of sometimes not getting picked," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Suresh Raina added ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “When he plays the flick, it reminds you of (Rahul) Dravid as well,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Graeme Swann told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "Rahul Dravid was a big one for me. I bowled against him in Kent, and he was unbelievable. I have never seen a better player in my life. He would never get out in a county game, and that's Rahul Dravid, one of the best in the world, and he made me feel like an 11-year-old spinner," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Graeme Swann told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "Rahul Dravid was a big one for me. I bowled against him in Kent, and he was unbelievable. I have never seen a better player in my life. He would never get out in a county game, and that's Rahul Dravid, one of the best in the world, and he made me feel like an 11-year-old spinner," External link

news18 Saturday, April 18, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Graeme Swann told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “Rahul Dravid was a big one for me. I bowled against him in Kent, and he was unbelievable. I have never seen a better player in my life. He would never get out in a county game, and that’s Rahul Dravid, one of the best in the world, and he made me feel like an 11-year-old spinner,” External link

india Friday, April 17, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Graeme Swann told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "Rahul Dravid was a big one for me. I bowled against him in Kent, and he was unbelievable. I have never seen a better player in my life. He would never get out in a county game, and that's Rahul Dravid, one of the best in the world, and he made me feel like an 11-year-old spinner," External link

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Karun Nair added ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “When I went into bat we were four wickets down for 250. Rahul was there so it was kind of a relief for me. He was already on 100, so I wanted to settle down and stitch a big partnership with Rahul. Unluckily for him he got out for 199, but he has really played a lot of good knocks after that,” External link

india Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Karun Nair said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "I have always looked up to him (Dravid) since the beginning, when I started playing cricket. He was from the same state, so we would always go and watch him or on TV, watch how he conducts himself, at the grounds whenever I had the chance," External link

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Gautam Gambhir said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "Obviously his (Rahul's) keeping is not as good as Dhoni's, but if you are looking at T20 cricket, Rahul's a utility player, can keep and bat at No. 3 or 4. Ultimately, you are representing India, so whoever dishes out the best performance and can win the match for India should play for the team," External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Harbhajan Singh recalled ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “Rahul (Dravid) and (Sadogopan) Ramesh. The hat-trick wicket (the first by an Indian) was because of the incredible catch by Ramesh,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 11, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Wasim Jaffer says ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “I have told Rahul that it was because of him we met up!” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Saba Karim said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “Hirwani had the coaching experience, working in the NCA for two-three years. Dravid is also involved in the growth and development of women’s cricket and we decided to use the expertise of our NCA coaches for women’s cricket, based on home-and-away requirements,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 3, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT