Rahul Dravid, born on 11th January 1973, is a former Indian cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and right arm off spinner. His specialty in cricket was batting and occasional wicket keeping. At the mere age of 12, he started playing cricket. He represented his states’ Under-15, Under-17, and Under-19 teams. In 2000, he was entitled as one of the five best cricketers of the year. At inaugural ICC Award ceremony, he received the Test Player of the Year and the Player of the Year awards in 2004.
In Canberra, he delivered the Brandman Oration in December 2011, becoming the first non-Australian player in cricket to achieve this honour. He became the fourth highest run-scoring cricketer in Test cricket in October 2012. He became the second Indian cricketer to score 10,000 runs both in ODIs and Test. In 2012, he had a record of taking the most number of catches as a non-wicket-keeper in Test cricket. He retired from first-class and international cricket in 2012. He became the captain of Rajasthan Royals in the 2012 IPL (Indian Premiere League). He also has received the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri awards from the Indian government.
Rahul Dravid has everything in him to be the best coach of the world in cricket
He had mentored the Rajasthan Royals franchise in IPL 2013. Dravid got the opportunity to mentor the young and inexperienced players of the team; he turned them into pro cricketers within months. The team secured the third position in the IPL 2013 and was the runner-up team in the CLT 20. In 2014, ahead of the Indian team’s tour of England, Dravid served as their batting consultant. He has also mentored Delhi Daredevils in the IPL series and helped the team to turn their future around. Under his stewardship, the team’s performance has been improved much in comparison to their performance in previous seasons.
The credit for Delhi Daredevil’s resurgence in the IPL 2016 goes to Dravid’s man-management skills. Dravid is not only good at teaching technique to the players but he also makes sure that they achieve their complete potential. He is an iconic batsman who has the experience of coaching Indian A and Under-19 teams. He has been an outstanding coach for the Under-19 team. In 2016, the team won 18 matches in a row and finished as the runner-up team in the Under-19 World Cup. To become a world-beating cricketer, one needs to imbibe Dravid’s qualities. He has an impressive stature. If Dravid becomes the coach for any team, the players don’t have to look far for inspiration. He is an approachable coach for the players. He always comes up with proper tips and tactic for the players’ lacking. He is a selfless player and a hardworking coach. He was a great overseas player, and so he is best for players who are lacking in that field. He guides players with heart, sincerity, and passion. He is attentive to the details of the players’ performance in a match. He is meticulously practiced and stretched to deliver his best to the players. He is an asset of cricket. He has the consistency in cricket which is almost extinct these days. He has a legendary flexibility. He was a reliable batsman. Under Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Program, he is stewarding future Paralympians and Olympians of India. Indian Cricket team had a fairly good run when Dravid was the captain of the team. The Indian team’s success in 2007 Test Series in England added to Dravid’s legacy as a captain.
Dravid has a remarkable work ethic. He had scored over 24,000 international runs across both ODIs and tests. He is a technically accomplished player who has both talent and qualification to be a coach in cricket. He is completely focused on the tasks he takes up. He knows what exactly being a coach in cricket entails. He has the level of time and the level of commitment required for a coach. He is best at intellectualising. He is a committed, driven, perfectionist, and intense coach. Dravid is composed under pressure, measured in his aggression, tenacious in his approach, steely in defence and unflappable in the face of sledging. These qualities make him the best cricketer as well as the best coach in the world in cricket.