Rahul Dravid names the greatest innings played by an Indian cricketer ever
He also went on to say that he still visualises that knock.
Published - Dec 23, 2018 7:01 pm | Updated - Dec 23, 2018 7:01 pm
Team India has been scaling new heights in the 21st century. Virat Kohli is rewriting record books under his captaincy at the moment while Sourav Ganguly was the one who started it all by taking over the reins of the team in the early 2000s after the match-fixing saga. The likes of Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar among many were in the team at that point in time which helped the Indian cricket rediscover itself.
Dravid and Laxman debuted in 1996 and matured soon enough to become the vital cog especially of the Test team quickly. India’s fab five were the glue of the team in the first decade of the 21st century as the team created new records while also managing to qualify for the final of the 2003 World Cup. Amidst all the limited-overs glory, there were also a lot of heroics achieved in the whites.
In the longest format, India became one of the teams to beat at home since their victory over Australia at the Eden Gardens after being enforced a follow-on. It is still rated as one of the best Test wins of the team in its history probably that’s why Rahul Dravid rates Laxman’s 281-run knock in the second innings as the best ever by an Indian.
Without a doubt, it is the greatest
“Without a doubt, I think, the 281 was probably one of the most significant and greatest innings played by an Indian cricketer, in terms of the context, the consequence, the innings was played in,” Dravid said while speaking at Laxman’s book launch event on Thursday.
The Indian Wall was his partner at the other end when the records were being created as the duo of Dravid and Laxman literally annihilated the famous Australian bowling attack. “I really had the best seat in the house for the greatest Indian innings ever played,” the head coach of India A and India U19 added.