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Author: Vedam Jaishankar
Publisher: UBS Publishers
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817476481x
Universally acknowledged as the Great Wall of Indian Cricket, Rahul Dravid has been a role model for cricket enthusiasts in India. Brought up on the matting wickets of Bangalore, he showed the rare ability to face fast bowling and used the bat as a weapon to blunt the best of bowlers. He has played the game with exemplary courage and commitment, and emerged as an icon for the youth of the country. Rahul's talents go far beyond batting. Initially he gave up wicketkeeping at the young age of sixteen, yet he ended up keeping for India in two World Cups. He has made his mark in opening the batting, and has had a taste of captaincy of the team. The present work a biography of the living legend is the result of exhaustive research of the rise of Rahul Dravid from his childhood and early days and highlights the success, agony and triumphs of his chequered career in the world of cricket. It etches in print, for the first time, his flawless techniques and outstanding achievements, and focuses on his temperament and the meticulous manner in which he prepares himself mentally and physically for any major tour. As such, it make interesting reading for the loves of cricket.
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