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No 30: The Wall lets his bat do the talking

Just after the Australian series ended, there were several articles pointed towards Rahul Dravid suggesting him, in other words, to hang up his boots.

The man, preferred to keep quiet, didn't give any sound bytes, neither wrote anywhere in response. He just left his bat do the talking.

104 compiled from 227 deliveries would seem to be at snail's pace compared to the hurricane of a knock that Virendra Sehwag was playing at the other end. Sehwag was punishing every loose delivery in his stay of 199 balls whereby he plundered 173 runs. When runs were flowing like a river in the mountains from the other end, Dravid needed to be was sedate in his innings to keep the partnership going. He was knocking the ball well, with the middle of the bat in the previous series, but somehow the runs were not following him.

Just after the Australian series ended, there were several articles pointed towards Rahul Dravid suggesting him, in other words, to hang up his boots.

The man, preferred to keep quiet, didn't give any sound bytes, neither wrote anywhere in response. He just left his bat do the talking.

104 compiled from 227 deliveries would seem to be at snail's pace compared to the hurricane of a knock that Virendra Sehwag was playing at the other end. Sehwag was punishing every loose delivery in his stay of 199 balls whereby he plundered 173 runs. When runs were flowing like a river in the mountains from the other end, Dravid needed to be was sedate in his innings to keep the partnership going. He was knocking the ball well, with the middle of the bat in the previous series, but somehow the runs were not following him.

The spate of low scores bothered him, as it would have bothered any other batsmen. At Motera, on a perfectly laid pitch, where getting out cheaply would perhaps be considered a murderous crime, Dravid never wanted to miss the opportunity. He started with more dozes of caution this time, painstakingly slow. His first 17 runs took 100 balls, but when he was set, the runs started flowing, the feet started moving, the willow started talking. He took only 64 deliveries for his second fifty; his first had come off 151.

The century was number 30 for The Wall, surpassing Sir Donald Bradman's record of 29 centuries and put him 7th in the list of highest number of century makers in Test cricket, a list headed by Sachin Tendulkar with 49 centuries, waiting to step on to his 50th as he remained unbeaten at the end of the first day at 13. For the records, Sehwag scored his 14th score of 150+ in Test cricket as India finished on 329/3.

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rahul is used to such stupid comments by critics...it wont deter him in any way...the team is behind him and thats all that matters...
sanketrocks on 06 Nov 2010, 12:01 PM
I can bet others the WAll will finish with no32 century in this series:)
dravia on 06 Nov 2010, 06:16 AM
Still his criics will find ways to find fault with his innings saying it was too slow and stuffss but it was a typical WALL INNINGS BY THE BIGGEST WALL IN THE WORLD.
RD IS THE CHAMPION CRICKETER!!!!!
maddydravid on 05 Nov 2010, 05:57 PM
sadly still ppl's tongues r wagging for reasons unknown they just love to criticise him but forget them i'm way too happy and the whole rahul dravid fan club's happy for his dedicated and temperamental performance.......gud to seehim among runs hope he'd continue this form
PrinceDravid on 05 Nov 2010, 11:18 AM
Finally, It'll keep some people's mouth shut....
aruna-m on 05 Nov 2010, 07:29 AM
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