Rahul Dravid is arguably the best Indian batsman to bat at number three. His average of over 52.31 in Tests is an achievement in itself.
Unlike most Indian batsmen, he has always excelled in difficult conditions against top class bowling even on fast paced turfs. His away records speak volume of his class. Out of the 13288 runs that he has scored, 7690 have come while playing outside India with a whopping average of 53. He has hit 21 tons on foreign soils out of his total of 36.
Despite being the second highest run-getter in Tests, Dravid remained in the shadow of his contemporaries like Sachin Tendulkar, Brain Lara and Ricky Ponting throughout his career.
Do you think that he has got his dues as one of the finest cricketers the game has even seen?
First Published: Friday, March 09, 2012, 16:08