• Dravid in Taunton

    Rahul Dravid plays a shot during his brilliant 145 against Sri Lanka at Taunton in the 1999 World Cup.

    Rahul Dravid will be bringing down the curtain on his one-day international career at Cardiff later today when India plays England in the last of the five-match series.

    India are yet to defeat England on the tour, and Dravid will be looking to bow out on a high with a brilliant performance of his own as well as a win for India. In his 343 ODIs to date, Dravid has scored 10820 runs, including 12 centuries and 82 half-centuries with a highest score of 153 at an average of 39.06 and strike rate of 71.16 – more than acceptable numbers for a batsman who was considered too slow to play ODIs.

    Dravid has played many an important knock for India, and these are a few of his best innings (in no particular order):

    145 (129 balls) vs Sri Lanka at Taunton on May 26, 1999: Dravid’s career-best score is the run-a-ball 153 that he made against New Zealand at Hyderabad on November 8, 1999; during the

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  • Viva la Dravid

    Dravid

    Rahul Dravids are not born everyday. They come, adapt and create a summit beyond the reach of lesser mortals. The former Indian captain bids adieu to the 50-over format after the fifth and final One-day match against England in Cardiff today. At 38, Dravid still retains his boyish enthusiasm for the game he loves and has not lost his unquenchable hunger for runs. The good thing for his team and fans though is that will continue to play Test cricket for India.

    Akshay Iyer digs out Dravid's best innings in One-Day Internationals.

    Speaking to NDTV, Rahul Dravid says in his own mind he had played his last ODI two years back, but added it was nice to be given the opportunity to bring an end to his international career in the shorter formats. Dravid said this though won’t bring any change to his life adding the Indian team has moved on in the shorter formats.

    RahulAR Hemant of Y! Cricket while comparing Dravid to the famous Bollywood villain and character artist Pran writes: "There are those

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  • End of ODI career won’t change my life: Dravid

    Rahul Dravid

    Former India captain Rahul Dravid, who plays his last one-day international later today at Cardiff against England, said it is nice to be given the opportunity to formally end his 50-overs career.

    Speaking to NDTV, Dravid says in his own mind he had played his last ODI two years back, but added it was nice to be given the opportunity to bring an end to his international career in the shorter formats. Dravid said this though won’t bring any change to his life adding the Indian team has moved on in the shorter formats.

    The former Indian captain also said there are some good and exciting youngsters coming through who are performing exceptionally well in the shorter formats, but added the best team should always play for India in all formats irrespective of a person’s age.

    Dravid has also said the hard work he has put in his game for the 50-overs format has helped him to excel in Tests. Dravid, who is the seventh highest ODI scorer with 10,820 runs, said that when he started playing, he

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