No its not the Berlin Wall, I am talking about. Its Rahul Dravid. Dravid’s resignation as the captain of the Indian cricket team was as quiet an affair as his captainship itself. From the day he took over from Sourav, he has been criticized for his “no grit” attitude. Captaining the Indian team in today’s “Cricket is a religion” India is as stressful a job as being the Prime Minister of India (probably more so). He was a captain who was burdened by the idiomatic phrase – ‘lead by example’. You could see the strain it was causing on him on his face.
I guess he realized the toll this was taking on his life and his cricket. Its time to pass the baton and enjoy the pleasure of being on that pitch and building a wall – one ball and one run at a time. Good luck Rahul, and thanks for your sincere services. You did not let us down, ‘we’ let you down. You still make me feel assured of a good innings when you walk from that dressing room to the pitch.