Sports: Rahul Dravid’s New Lesson

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July 5, 2012

While young cricketers have a very good option to earn money and become rich in this generation Rahul Dravid insists them not to be in surge for money. Dravid feels that he has no other great experience than playing for the country for the test cricket.

July 5, 2012

While young cricketers have a very good option to earn money and become rich in this generation Rahul Dravid insists them not to be in surge for money. Dravid feels that he has no other great experience than playing for the country for the test cricket.

He also stated saying that test cricket from now will face a major crises while all the young generations now prefer to earn easy bucks in T20 format over the traditional form of the game. He was quick to add that he didn't want to judge them on or blame them for their choices but that he wanted to challenge them to give Test cricket a fair go.

Dravid was speaking at the launch of the book Timeless Steel, an anthology of some of the best writings on him, published by ESPNcricinfo and Walt Disney. The book is a colletion of 30 pieces, some new and some previously published; the writers include cricketers (Ed Smith, Jason Gillespie, Greg Chappell, Sanjay Manjrekar) and well-known cricket writers (Rohit Brijnath, Gideon Haigh, Rahul Bhattacharya, Suresh Menon).

"I think today's youngsters like Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary have grown up watching and idealising the Test cricket. It's (about) kids of my son's age, who have grown up watching T20 and IPL, and what those kids want, will be the challenge in 10 years' time," said Dravid.

"I don't see that as an immediate problem, I see it as a long-term issue. That challenge is going to arise in 10 years' time and we need to address that problem right now," said the batsman who was the proverbial rock at no.3 for India in Tests for more than a decade and a half.

"I want to tell kids that the greatest satisfaction you are going to get is by playing Test cricket across these wonderful stadiums in the world. So don't sell yourself short," the former Indian skipper said.


Courtesy: cricketcountry