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No. 31 for Dravid: There's nothing to prove

Rahul Dravid is a man of different character. A man with a mission, but nothing more to prove. A cricketer with a willow, but when it strikes the leather, it transforms to a magical reality.

The Kiwis witnessed the magic of this man for the second time in the series. An innings full of character and timely - when India needed the most. His innings took India to a position from where they can have a real go to clinch the Test match and the series. When it matters, Dravid showed again, he is the man for India. Scoring at a percentage of nearly 50, Dravid mixed stability with aggression in his innings. The 193-run partnership with skipper MS Doni (98) was a story of absolute domination and strategy. Both complimented each other not only with stroke-making but also patience and intent to be calm when the other showed aggression.

Rahul Dravid is a man of different character. A man with a mission, but nothing more to prove. A cricketer with a willow, but when it strikes the leather, it transforms to a magical reality.

The Kiwis witnessed the magic of this man for the second time in the series. An innings full of character and timely - when India needed the most. His innings took India to a position from where they can have a real go to clinch the Test match and the series. When it matters, Dravid showed again, he is the man for India. Scoring at a percentage of nearly 50, Dravid mixed stability with aggression in his innings. The 193-run partnership with skipper MS Doni (98) was a story of absolute domination and strategy. Both complimented each other not only with stroke-making but also patience and intent to be calm when the other showed aggression.

That's the hallmark of a great batsmen and a greater team mate. Do we say more of The Wall? Dhoni missed the three-figure mark by a whisker. His innings also came at a time when doubts were beginning to rise about his own performance in the team. But after today, things will be calmer now, for sure.

Riding on Dravid's brilliance, India declared on 566/9, a huge lead of 375 and with two full days remaining, the lead gives a great impetus to win this Test. Harbhajan Singh quickly got into the act reducing New Zealand to 24/1 at the end of day 3. Tough call to save this Test match for New Zealand. Can Ross Taylor do something here?


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what a footwork and technique he was just like 2003 and 2004 years dravid again. come on jammy
rajtheblindfan on 28 Nov 2010, 05:35 AM
great innings. and good wishes for south africa 200 is coming soon from my idol
rajtheblindfan on 28 Nov 2010, 05:34 AM
That's THE WALL, We've always seeing n This is Nothing New to played inning like this from him
ashdash on 26 Nov 2010, 11:42 AM
I started liking cricket again after watching his beautiful crafted innings...

I am a big fan of him and whenever he is not scoring much i hated cricket and nit him...His 193 made me very happy and wish him many more innings like that in near future...Love u Dravid...
Rizie on 26 Nov 2010, 05:08 AM
It was an awsome inning! Under pressure in the series decider our Mr. Dependable stood tall. I'm very happy for Jammy & want to wish him along with all players of Team India good luck for South Africa sereis.Dravid rockssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
Silentwinner on 25 Nov 2010, 12:03 AM
Brilliant innings by Dravid, wishing him best of luck for many mor of those magical innings.
utsav-chirimar on 24 Nov 2010, 03:30 AM
No Word to say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!abt the great ---------
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Yogesh-Gowda1 on 23 Nov 2010, 08:53 AM
Ross Taylor alone cannot do anything! So, as a RCB fan, lets hope Roscoe gets going :D.
prithviraj-chiyyodu on 23 Nov 2010, 07:20 AM
wht an innings watched the entire innings a treat to watch.......his foot was moving well had gud control over his batting elegance :) sad hemissed out on the 200 mark but his contribution was tht of vital so lets hope india goes on to win from here we r in drivers seat now
PrinceDravid on 23 Nov 2010, 06:36 AM
it's for sure we are going to win:)
dravia on 23 Nov 2010, 06:28 AM
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