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‘Intensity Brought Me Success’

On what the game meant to him and the famous intensity that brought him success and criticism.

‘Intensity Brought Me Success’
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‘Intensity Brought Me Success’
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He has played in 35 per cent of Test matches involving India, and retired as the most experienced batsman in the history of the game in terms of total deliveries faced. Rahul Dravid, one of the great No. 3 batsmen in the game, talks to Suresh Menon about Indian cricket, what the game meant to him and the famous intensity that brought him success and criticism.

Which was the first Test match that you watched?

My father took me for the Bangalore Test against Alvin Kallicharan’s West Indies when I was about six years old. Already Sunil Gavaskar, G.R. Vishwanath and Kapil Dev were my heroes. It was, interestingly, a period of transition for Indian cricket. The previous tour of Pakistan had seen the final decline of the great spin quartet and the emergence of Kapil. Of course, such a way of looking at Test cricket came much later. At six, it was about heroes, and it was deeply disappointing to see Gavaskar being dismissed the first ball he faced, caught at gully. I remember Vishy making...

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