Rahul Dravid

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World Twenty20 in South Africa, 2007
‘I haven’t won it for so many years’ – Lalchand Rajput reveals what Sachin Tendulkar told him after India’s T20 World Cup triumph

Following India's oust from the 2007 ODI World Cup, the then skipper Rahul Dravid had to convince seniors like Tendulkar and Ganguly to step aside and give a platform to the youngsters.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni was a mixture of Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid: Lalchand Rajput

Rajput said that Dhoni gave opportunities to the players and brought the best out of them.

Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly
Rahul Dravid stopped Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly from playing the 2007 T20 World Cup: Lalchand Rajput

The tournament in South Africa was also MS Dhoni's maiden assignment as Team India's captain.

Irfan Pathan and Rahul Dravid
‘You can even approach him at 2 AM at night with a problem’ – Irfan Pathan heaps praise on Rahul Dravid’s captaincy

Dravid was the captain of the Indian team in both Tests and ODIs between 2005 and 2007.

Rahul Dravid and Kamran Akmal
Suresh Raina recalls how Rahul Dravid plotted Kamran Akmal’s wicket perfectly in an ODI in 2006

Suresh Raina made his ODI debut in 2005 under Rahul Dravid's captaincy.

Cheteshwar Pujara
Rahul Dravid helped me understand the importance of switching off from cricket: Cheteshwar Pujara

Since Rahul Dravid's retirement, Cheteshwar Pujara had held the no. 3 position in the Indian Test team.

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid had a much bigger impact than probably anyone in Indian cricket: Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir made his Test debut under Rahul Dravid in 2004 against Australia.

Sohail Tanvir and Rahul Dravid
‘It’s the ball of my life’ – Sohail Tanvir on dismissing Rahul Dravid in his debut Test

Apart from Dravid, Tanvir also pinned Sourav Ganguly and Harbhajan Singh in the Delhi Test.