We fall short of words to describe the legend of Dravid, such is the greatness of the man, who unconditionally stayed as “The Wall” guarding Indian cricket. Dravid has undoubtedly been one of the finest batsmen the longest format of the game has ever seen and over the years, there were innumerable occasions where he made the difference for the side.
Those flamboyant drives that flow past his bat giving immense pleasure to eyes to the aggression which was conspicuous in his eyes, there was something so special about Dravid which makes him one of those very few celebs across the country with hardly any haters.
But what really sets this person apart? What makes these writers go nuts whilst describing him? Why so many rate him as the greatest though there are many who are ahead in terms of numbers? Why respect and awe comes in tandem when his name comes up? Here are few anecdotes about Rahul Dravid and his personal life which will really make you understand this man’s simplicity.
(Stories Collected From Quora. These stories were recorded in Quoraby commoners and few of them requested to not mention their names. Hence, we have not mentioned anyone’s name in all these stories.
1) Mrs Dravid Speaks Of His Love For The Game of Cricket
“If I packed only two sets of informal clothes, he would rotate them through an entire tour if he had to and not think about it. He doesn’t care for gadgets, and barely registers brands – of watches, cologne or cars. But if the weight of his bat as off by a gram, he would notice it in an instant and get the problem fixed” said Miss Vijetha Dravid.
2) Just Like Any Commoner!
“It was June ’05. I was in Bangalore and for some work had to go to a gas agency. Saw a “Santro”, yes a Santro stop outside the agency. Out walk Mr and Mrs Dravid and come inside to apply for a gas connection. No airs, no pretense. Complete the formalities like any aam aadmi. The agency owner says that you should have just called and I would have sent a boy to your place. He obliges the people who were present with a few pictures and walks out. Respect!”