In an interview to Wisden India on his birthday, Akhtar likened Dravid
to boxing legend Mohammad Ali, saying the Indian batting great"would tire you out.
In a report carried out by leading website titled "CONTENDERS", messrs Dravid
and Smith analysed Pakistan's chances to upset the applecart and replicate the glory of 1992.
But former skipper Dravid
believes that with matchwinners like Dhoni and Virat Kohli in the line- up, India can never be ruled out of contention.
With England vulnerable at the start of a new era, Indian legend Dravid
reckons if the tourists' bowlers can outbowl their modern-day Sheriff of Nottingham it can unhinge Alastair Cook's men further.
Elaborating on the Royals' team-first philosophy, Dravid
said it had always been the case with the blue shirts even before his arrival.
said Australian captain Michael Clarke must also take some responsibility for the axing of Lyon, labelling it a tactical blunder that will likely cost the tourists the second Test.
At a public function on Thursday, Dravid
said it is imperative create culture towards sports and fitness, Press Trust of India reported.
, who retired last week after 16 years of graceful and courageous service to cricket and his country, believes India's future is bright.
Legend" was their chosen description, Pietersen recalling an "incredible career" and Vaughan nominating Dravid
"the world's most respected cricketer over the last 20 years".
Confirming his decision at a press conference, Dravid
spoke with characteristic humility - and just a little well-placed pride.
The home side need another seven wickets in 98 overs to underline their domination over India, and that task is much more straightforward now they no longer have to worry about Dravid
It took the world's number one Test team more than seven hours to finally knock over Rahul Dravid
, whose unbeaten 146 was a saving grace of India's inadequate 300 all out before he fell in controversial circumstances as India followed on 291 runs behind.
England were pushed into the unfamiliar territory of the second new ball almost single-handedly by Dravid
but also by the defiance of Amit Mishra and RP Singh.
INDIA'S Rahul Dravid
put on a Masterclass against England yesterday to drag his side to their highest total of the series before the tourists finished day four of the final Test still 162 runs behind.
First time round, Dravid
carried his bat, but received support only from the tail in what would have been a pitiful response without him.