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After day’s practice, Dravid was picking up cones and wickets: Ganguly shares heart-warming act of India head coach

In a world where cricketers are celebrated as Gods, Dravid prefers his humanness.

Saurabh Ganguly Editor

Updated - 12 December 2021 4:56 pm

Rahul Dravid & Sourav Ganguly
Highlights
  • Ganguly shared yet another heart-warming act from Dravid which speaks a lot about the kind of person the latter is.
  • Team India are currently prepping up for the tour of South Africa where they will play three Tests and as many ODIs.

Rahul Dravid is a massive name in Indian cricket. And although it would be rather easy to get carried away, lit up by the constant spotlight on him, making the rest of the world seem like a mere shadow, Dravid is far away from anything like that. In a world where cricketers are celebrated as Gods, Dravid prefers his humanness and perhaps that is what makes him such a respected figure around the world for he never wears an aura about himself despite being one the highest international run-getters from a nation of a billion-plus.

And now Dravid’s old friend, his former skipper and the current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has spoken up as Dravid takes on a coaching role with the Indian cricket team. Ganguly shared yet another heart-warming act from Dravid which speaks a lot about the kind of person the latter is. Ganguly revealed that in his first Test match as head coach in Kanpur, Dravid was the one who himself picked up cones and wickets after the day’s practice was over.

It must have been a great sight for cameramen and photographers: Ganguly

He added that it would have been something of value to photographers but in reality that is the kind of person that Dravid is.

“I wish him (Dravid) all the best. I heard that in Kanpur, after the day’s practice he was picking up the cones and wickets and balls and bringing them back to the dressing room. It must have been a great sight for cameramen and photographers to see Rahul Dravid do that (smiles). But he is that sort of a person,” Ganguly told News 18.

“We will support him and Rohit and Virat in test cricket whichever way they want,” he added.

Team India are currently prepping up for the tour of South Africa where they will play three Test matches and as many ODIs. Earlier they were also scheduled to play T20Is which has now been postponed. The first Test in South Africa will commence on the Boxing Day- December 26 at the SuperSport Park in Centurion.

India have never managed to win a Test series in South Africa and captain Virat Kohli and coach Dravid would be eager to conquer what many feel is the Men in Blue’s final frontier.

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