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Former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid acknowledges the crowd during a grand parade of India's former cricket captains during the first day of the second test match between India and Bangladesh, in Kolkata.

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"On the off-side, first there is God, then Sourav Ganguly." - Rahul Dravid

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BJP Working President JP Nadda during a meeting with former cricketer Rahul Dravid at his residence in Bengaluru

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India's captain Virat Kohli, left, shakes hands with former Indian cricketer and Chairman National Cricket Academy Rahul Dravid during a training session ahead of their last T20 cricket match against South Africa in Bangalore, India, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.

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India's Shikhar Dhawan, second right, shares a light moment with former Indian cricketer and Chairman National Cricket Academy Rahul Dravid, second left, during a training session ahead of their last T20 cricket match against South Africa in Bangalore, India, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.

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Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawana with National Cricket Academy (NCA) Chairman Rahul Dravid during a practice session ahead of the 3rd T20 match against South Africa at Chinnaswamy Stadium, in Bengaluru.

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India's captain Virat Kohli, left, shakes hands with former Indian cricketer and Chairman National Cricket Academy Rahul Dravid during a training session ahead of their last T20 cricket match against South Africa in Bangalore.

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Former Indian cricketers Rahul Dravid, Sanjay Manjrekar and Ajit Agarkar at the launch of ESPNCricinfo's 'Superstats', in Mumbai.

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Indian cricketer MS Dhoni speaks with former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid during the launch of a coffee table book on the journey of India Cements Ltd., in Chennai.

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Former cricketers Roger Binny, Rahul Dravid, Syed Kirmani and Sadananda Vishwanth during a press conference to announce the 'Golf Day' event for international cricketers in India as a part of the 100th year celebration of Bangalore United Cricket Club, in Bengaluru.

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Under-19 Cricket World Cup winning team coach Rahul Dravid and captain Prithvi Shaw during a press meet after their arrival in Mumbai.

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When your father is the immaculate ‘Wall’, are you torn between jud­ici­ous strokeplay or hit out to your heart’s content? Samit Dravid, much like his dad Rahul, struck a perfect balance, making a fluent 150 for his school at an Under-14 tournament in Bangalore. Giving him company was Aryan, son of ex-cricketer Sunil Joshi, who made 154.

Former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid during the FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) interactive session "Breaking The Boundaries with Indian Cricket Girls" in New Delhi.

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Union Minister for Skill Development Rajiv Partap Rudy And BJP leader Shahnawaz Husain along with cricket legend Rahul Darvid and others Delhi Daredevils at an event to support Institute of Skill India, in New Delhi.

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RCB's Anil Kumble and RR's Rahul Dravid arrive to attend the IPL 2013 players auction in Chennai.

A young Virat Kohli gets to meet Rahul Dravid

India's Under-19 coach Rahul Dravid along with team captain Ishan Kishan (L) during a press conference in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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Never In A Hole Authorities at the upgraded golf course at Kardihallikaval in Karnataka invite three cricket legends at its inauguration. No big deal. But spare a look at Rahul Dravid's grip on the club. He's used it for those cover drives, pulls, late cuts and (especially) on drives. Can Kumble and Srinath match him grip for grip to impart some pace and spin?

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Cricketer Rahul Dravid felicitates Murlikant Petkar, India's first gold medalist at paralympics, during a function for the launch of the book "Courage Beyond Compare" in Mumbai.

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Cricketer Rahul Dravid visited the Sai Baba shrine in Shirdi on Aug 24, 2012, after announcing his retirement from cricket

This Match Isn’t A Tie it's an adorable snapshot of a mini greats' club, isn't it? Martin Crowe, Rahul and Sachin pore over a text (a photo? A tweet?). Sachin got a ‘Cricketer of the Generation’ award. We knew it. He is the only one wearing a tie.

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Cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and New Zealand's former captain Martin Crowe during the ESPNcricinfo Awards in Mumbai.

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Bladerunner The kind of stuff they expect you to do once you're signed on! For publicity-shy Rahul Dravid, shaving on a podium must have posed a challenge though many of his ex-teammates would have made a helicopter shot of it. But Jacqueline's cheerful presence must have helped.

Cricketer Rahul Darvid and Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandis and Arbaaz Khan during the launch of a new fusion power Phantom razor in Mumbai.

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Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians captains Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma pose with the CLT20 cup during the final match at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi

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Sachin Tendulkar's final T20 act and Dravid's last hurrah in competitive cricket were the talking points at the Feroze Shah Kotla as the two legends got together though in the colours of Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals. The two legendary batsmen had announced that this would be their final Twenty20 season.

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Cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Gundappa Viswanath during the 75th platinum jubillee celebration of Karnataka State Cricket Association in Bengaluru.

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Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid during the 75th platinum jubillee celebration of Karnataka State Cricket Association in Bengaluru.

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Chitrangadha Singh and Rahul Dravid at a product launch in Mumbai.

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Rajasthan Royals Captain Rahul Dravid plays a shot during an IPL match against Pune Warriors in Pune.

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Rajasthan Royals batsman Rahul Dravid falls while playing a shot during the IPL match against Delhi Daredevils in New Delhi.

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Rajasthan Royals batsman Rahul Dravid plays a shot during the IPL match against Delhi Daredevils in New Delhi.

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Combo Image: From left, Sridevi, Sharmila Tagore and Rahul Dravid receive their Padma honours from the President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Cricketer Rahul Dravid receives the Padma Bhushan Awards by the President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Wear That To Jupiter When Bollywood meets cricket, be prepared for champagne supernova. Rajasthan Royals owner Shilpa Shetty, in spacewear, and captain Dravid at the launch of the ‘fan wear'. It's trick photography but—nowt's being said of the intimate sort.

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IPL teams captains Virat Kohli (RCB), Rahul Dravid (RR), Gautam Gambhir (KKR) during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.

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Rajasthan Royals owner Shilpa Shetty and team captain Rahul Dravid during the unveiling of the 'RR Fan Wear Collection' in Jaipur.

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Former cricket captain Rahul Dravid and actress Sharmila Tagore releasing the book "Pataudi : Nawab of Cricket" during Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur

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Virat Kohli meeting Rahul Dravid as a schoolboy

A file photo of VVS Laxman with Rahul Dravid during their epic partnership of 376 runs to set up a historic victory for India against Australia in a test match in Kolkata in 2001. Laxman announced his retirement from international cricket in Hyderabad.

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Cricketer Rahul Dravid with his family paying obeisance at Saibaba temple in Shirdi.

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Rajasthan Royals players celebrate the wicket of Richard Levi of Mumbai Indians during the IPL5 match in Mumbai.

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Happy Ending: A Group Photograph Usually the preserve of painted pretence, rarely has this page been graced by the self-effacing humility of an international legend. Rahul Dravid, seen here at his felicitation in Bangalore, was awash in tribute and praise, and was profuse in his gratitude. On stage were his parents, brother, and mates Kumble and Srinath.

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Cricketer Rahul Dravid is honoured by the BCCI Secretary Sanjay Jagdale and Anurag Thakur (R) in Mumbai. A felicitation ceremony was organised by BCCI for the just retired cricketer.

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Dravid after a century at Trent Bridge, 2011. He has scored three centuries twice in an England series. Only the Don has achieved that.

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Rahul Dravid poses with his son Samit, and wife Vijeta after announcing his retirement from International cricket, at Karnataka State Cricket Association in Bangalore. The 39-year-old Dravid has announced his retirement from both international and domestic first-class cricket after a 16-year career that saw him acclaimed as one of the best batsmen of his era.

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Dravid announced his retirement from all international and domestic first-class cricket at a press conference in Bangalore. Dravid retired after 16 years in international cricket

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File: Cricketer Rahul Dravid celebrates his half-century during a test match against West Indies in Kolkata in November 2011. Dravid announced his retirement from all international and domestic first-class cricket at a press conference in Bangalore.

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In this Nov. 3, 2010 file photo, Cricketer Rahul Dravid gestures during a training session in Ahmedabad. Batting great Rahul Dravid, the second most prolific batsman in the game's history and India's middle order bulwark for years, bid adieu to Test cricket, bringing down the curtains on a glorious 16-year career.

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Pop that! A celebration in earlier times

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Bad light? Sachin, Dravid, Laxman walk off at end of play, Ferozeshah Kotla, 2011

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Rahul Dravid, walks off after being dismissed against Australia during the last test match in Adelaide, Australia. The 39-year-old Dravid who has already announced his retirement from one-day cricket and Twenty20, is believed to have told some of his teammates after his failure against Australia in the final Test, that he had decided to hang his boots.

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Rahul Dravid bowled for 29 runs by Australia's Ben Hilfenhaus on the third day in their cricket test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.

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Gautam Gambhir, left, and Rahul Dravid run between the wicket on day 3 of the second test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia. India are chasing Australia's first innings score of 659.

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Rahul Dravid right, leans on the Indian bowling coach Eric Simons during a training session in Sydney, Australia. Australia will play India in the second test on Jan 3, 2012.

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Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid at the airport in Melbourne.

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Rahul Dravid hits a shot during third cricket test match against West Indies in Mumbai.

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Rahul Dravid made a characteristically superb 82 off 149 balls in 195 minutes with 11 hits to the fence, his 62nd half century in 160th Test. He also crossed 13,000 Test runs in the course of the innings, becoming only the second player after Sachin Tendulkar in the history of Test Cricket to do so. He has also now scored more than 1000 runs in this calendar year.

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Ravichandran Ashwin, left and Rahul Dravid celebrate the wicket of West Indies batsman Adrian Barath, during the first day of the third test cricket match in Mumbai.

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Rahul Dravid prepares to catch a ball during the training session ahead of their third test cricket match against West Indies in Mumbai.

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Rahul Dravid raises his bat after scoring a century against West Indies during first day of their second cricket test match in Kolkata.

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Rahul Dravid raises his bat after completing a fine half-century against West Indies during their second test cricket match in Kolkata.

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Rahul Dravid, left, plays a shot off the bowling of England's Samit Patel in their One Day International cricket match, at Sophia Gardens cricket ground in Cardiff, Wales.

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England's Stuart Broad, right, celebrates after taking the wicket of Rahul Dravid, left, during the first one day international cricket match at the Riverside Cricket Ground in Durham, England.

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Rahul Dravid reacts after losing his wicket to England's Stuart Broad, not pictured, during the first one day international cricket match at the Riverside Cricket Ground in Durham, England.

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Rahul Dravid leaves the field after a review declares him out in their fourth test match against England, at The Oval cricket ground in London.

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File photo: Rahul Dravid acknowledges reaching his century on the second day of his team's cricket test match against England at Trent Bridge cricket ground, Nottingham, England on Aug 7. Dravid announced his retirement from ODIs and T20s following the series against England.

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Rahul Dravid walks from the pitch after loosing his wicket for six off the bowling of England's Stuart Broad on the fourth day of their cricket test match at Trent Bridge cricket ground, Nottingham, England.

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Rahul Dravid faces a ball during the first over of the second day of his team's cricket test match against England at Trent Bridge cricket ground, Nottingham, England.

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Facing page, England celebrates Dravid’s wicket on Day 5 of the Lord’s Test

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England's James Anderson, centre, celebrates with captain Andrew Strauss, at right, taking the wicket of Rahul Dravid during the fifth day of the first Test at Lord's Cricket ground in London.

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Rahul Dravid had missed out on a century on his debut Test at Lord's but made up for it with his 33rd Test century, a fine unbeaten 103, that also saw him go past former Australian captain Ricky Ponting to take the second spot behind Sachin Tendulkar in the list of all-time run-scorers in Test cricket. The last time two top run-getters in Tests were in the same team happened in 1912 with Clem Hill and Victor Trumper. Dravid, who was 49 runs behind Ponting at the start of the first Test against England at Lord's, reached the mark when he brought up his 50. Before the start of this Test, Dravid had 12314 runs, while Ponting had aggregated 12363. Tendulkar, who fell for 34, leads the list with 14692 runs.

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Rahul Dravid, centre, signs autographs following a practice session ahead of day three of the first cricket Test match at Lord's Cricket Ground in London. In the course of his innings, he went past former Australian captain Ricky Ponting to take the second spot behind Sachin Tendulkar in the list of all-time run-scorers in Test cricket. The last time two top run-getters in Tests were in the same team happened in 1912 with Clem Hill and Victor Trumper. Dravid, who was 49 runs behind Ponting at the start of the first Test against England at Lord's, reached the mark when he brought up his 50. Before the start of this Test, Dravid had 12314 runs, while Ponting had aggregated 12363. Tendulkar, who fell for 34, leads the list with 14692 runs.

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Rahul Dravid raises his bat after scoring a century in the second innings on the third day of the first cricket Test match against West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Batsman Rahul Dravid (center) and batting partner Suresh Raina (left) watch Dravid's shot reach the boundary off West Indies' Ravi Rampaul (right) in the second innings on the third day of their first cricket Test match in Kingston, Jamaica.

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The form of their lives: Tendular with Dravid, Ganguly and Sehwag

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Feat on the ground: Top, Dancing with teammates and Shahrukh Khan during the Sahara sports awards in Mumbai, October 2010

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Winners of the Ceat World Cup Cricketer awards, left to right, Glenn Turner, Rahul Dravid, Wasim Akram, M Hayden, G Marsh, Arvinda de Silva, and Gorden Grenidge along with RPG Chairman Harsh Goenka (4th L) during Ceat Cricket Rating awards function in Mumbai.

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Sachin Tendulkar, Mohinder Amarnath, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag and Yusuf Pathan, hold their respective awards during the Castrol Awards for Cricketing Excellence in Mumbai.

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Former West Indies' cricketer Brian Lara speaks to a young cricketer as Rahul Dravid looks on during a cricket clinic for young talents in Bangalore.

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South Africa's Mark Boucher, centre, reacts after Rahul Dravid, right, plays a shot during the third test against South Africa played in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Rahul Dravid and Harbhajan Singh during their training at the SuperSport Park in Centurion, South Africa. India prepares for their first Test match against South Africa on December 16.

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Rahul Dravid bats during the third day of their last cricket test match against New Zealand, in Nagpur. Dravid scored 191 runs.

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Rahul Dravid raises his bat to celebrate scoring a century during the third day of their last cricket test match against New Zealand, in Nagpur.

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Rahul Dravid reacts as he leaves the ground after being dismissed by New Zealand's Chris Martin, during the fourth day of their first cricket test match, in Ahmedabad.

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Rahul Dravid, left, congratulates teammate Virender Sehwag on scoring a century during the first day of their first cricket test match against New Zealand, in Ahmedabad.

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Cricketer Rahul Dravid bats during the first day of the first cricket test match against New Zealand, in Ahmedabad.

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Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid run between the wickets during the first day of their first cricket test match against New Zealand, in Ahmedabad.

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captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and teammates Suresh Raina, left, and Rahul Dravid celebrate the dismissal of Australia's Simon Katich wicket during the fourth day of their first cricket test match in Mohali.

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Batsman Rahul Dravid congratulates teammate Virender Sehwag for completing a half century during the second day of the third and final test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid avoids a rising delivery during the third day of the first test cricket match between India and Sri Lanka in Galle, Sri Lanka.

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Rahul Dravid shakes hands with Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan before the start of the first test cricket match between India and Sri Lanka, in Galle, Sri Lanka.

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Rahul Dravid with his wife

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Royal Challenger Bangalore's skipper Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid share a light moment during their practice session for IPL 3 match at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore.

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