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Any longer and it will be for the wrong reason? I expected nothing less from a young man it was my privilege to watch and to know for sixteen years It was but a feather that prevented him from getting a century on debut at Lords He would have liked itfor he has a sense of history about him He would have wanted to be on that honours board Fifteen years laterhe inscribed his name there with a Dravid special They love him there like he is one of their own andindeedEngland has been a recurring motif in his life The 1999 World Cupthe majesty of 2002 when he out-batted the world and produced one of his finest innings at Leedswinning a series as captain in 2007and then those three centuries last year that reminded us once again what test cricket was all about At Lords he remained not out from number threeat Trent Bridge he opened the batting and was ninth out and at the Ovalat the age of 38he had but ten minutes between deliveries as he batted through the innings for six and a half hours and returned to open the batting A standing ovation had just died down before another took its place I stood toonot for the first time He loved to explore Englandby footin buses and in trainsalways asking about the latest musical and offering extended reviews of those he had seen One such exploration took him to Scotlandfrom where he returned humblerif that was possible He was getting paid to playhe saidbut everyone else was paying to play; taking unpaid leaveshutting down shopsall for the sheer joy of playing He learnthe saidhow much you can take for granted as an international star I can see why he will continue to be a giverwhy his doors will be open for other cricketers And I hope they learn from him never to say no There were two things Dravid didnt really love in cricket: opening the batting and keeping wicket He was asked to do both at various times and I asked him if he ever contemplated saying no He didnt enjoy ithe saidbut took it as a challenge to see how good he could be This acceptance of a challenge is what has defined his cricket and made him one of the finest team players there has been He said a challenge allowed him to understand himself better it gave him a reason to play sport If he shied awayhe would never know how good he could be He kept wickets in about 70 one-day internationalsnever very convincinglybut he allowed himself to look bad for the team to look good It was always the team for him and in the little piece he wrote for the book that my wife Anita and I didhe quoted Kipling: for the strength of the wolf is the pack and the strength of the pack is the wolf.he was the true successor to Sunil Gavaskar. Again and again.

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