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History of ‘DRAVIDISM’

This is a poem describing Rahul's cricketing journey so far. This also happens to be a part of the gift that I want to give to Rahul. Read and vote for it, Rahul lovers..






‘History of Dravidism’


 


 


Indian cricket was suffering a downfall


Desperately needed a protective wall


 


Year was 1996, the country was England


Strode out a young batsman with a magic wand


               


The rivals smelt a kill, galloped ahead Mullally and
Caddick


The warrior was not hassled, carted them around with a
flick


 


The world stood up and took notice of the knock


Here was a batsman who would one day lead the flock


 


The year was 1999, the location was Kiwi land


It was time for the mankind to witness something grand


 


The wind blew hard, fluttered and shook one and all


He thumped centuries back to back, he who is ‘The Wall’


 


The warrior flew once again to good old England


His ODI critics were up for a display of changing trend


 


He took the centerstage, destroyed whoever came his way


He scored runs by tons, made the tournament his own that
May


 


In 2001, came the intimidating baggy greens from the Down
Under


Unleashed fierce battle, they threatened to wreak havoc
with thunder


 


The warrior stood his ground, displayed the work of a
true hero


From the verge of victory, he battered the Aussies to
ground zero


 


The year was 2002, when he faced a brute called Mervyn
Dillon


He didn’t back off, stood his ground and became a
centurion


 


The fire was raging, he decided to unleash something
great


Century after century, looked like creating a mountain at
that rate


 


It was this same month of August at the stadium of
Headingley


Dravid pounced on English seamers like does a bird of
prey


 


The magnificent 144 set up a pride raising win


The chants of India created a wonderful din


 


 


Once again the warrior flew to the ground in Adelaide


Only to create magic by the world’s finest bat blade


 


Set to chase an Aussie total that seemed to be in region
beyond


He drove, cut, pulled and pushed the famous fast bowling
blonde


 


233 was not yet enough, he had the hunger and a job to
finish


Brilliantly blocked rivals to hit a winning 72, faultless
and stylish


 


The double ton set up a string that was to shine like a
jewel


Struck a mammoth 270 to lead from the front and defeat
enemy cruel


 


If there ever be something that the magnificent man
hasn’t done


No dear, he never cheated, even if the rivals were fraud
number one


 


The world of cricket has seen great changes since his
arrival


It is a player of Rahul’s stature, who assures cricket’s
survival


 


He is not just another batsman, his batting is a visual
delight


Approaching him the ball forgets to spin, spinner catches
the flight


 


Whether you talk about rate of strike or the average or
the records


You will always find the Jammy to strike the right chords


 


There would never be any cricket stroke


That has not been masterly played by this
bloke             


 


He now has entered the arena of IPL with Royal
Challengers Bangalore


The stadiums will be packed with red and gold, chanting ‘give
us more’


 


Be it swing, be it pace, be it bounce or magnificent spin


When he carts them around,  none can ever fathom a win


 


 


Usne dekhi hai sari duniya, Australia se leke South
Africa


The Wall of India, The Wall of India, King hai batting ka!


 


(My gift is a collage dedicated to Rahul, which is listed towards the bottom of the list in the featured gifts category).


 


 

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@ Holmes: Thanks bro! Hope 'The Wall' gets to read it personally :)
Wizardprince on 26 Aug 2010, 05:43 AM
cool poem! wonderful :)
HOLMES on 25 Aug 2010, 06:03 AM
@ Allen : The poem that is uploaded here is printed on a hand made card attached to the main collage.

Glad that you liked it. :) Let's see if I get the chance to give it to Rahul or not..
Wizardprince on 25 Aug 2010, 03:19 AM
Great collective Work.. :) I'm not sure how you're putting this as a gift but I'm surely waiting for the same...
allen-abhishek on 25 Aug 2010, 02:44 AM