Being the first of the Big three to call it quits, Rahul Dravid has been drawing attention for his simplicity, honesty and taking some important decisions at the right time. Dravid, though decided to bid adieu to international cricket following a disastrous tour of Australia, witnessing the most humiliating series ever, the stylish batsman was comparatively the only batsman to have scored well in the series when compared to the batsman of his era.
He has been the crisis man for Indian cricket as he had the ability to bat at any position, being flexible to the core, Dravid has showed the younger generation the direction to succeed. When India witnessed back-to-back whitewashes in England and Australia, Rahul Dravid was the only batsman who excelled in England while he was considerably good against the Aussies during their tour Down Under.
Sanjay Jagdale, who has seen Dravid's emergence as a class cricketer, feels the stylish batsman's contribution to Indian cricket was immense.
"He is true legend of the game and one of the nicest persons I have ever met. He has given so much to the Indian cricket. He is a role model to the coming generation; a true gentleman. He always loved challenges and came out with flying colours through most of them," Sanjay told TOI
Sanjay Jagdale was also pleased with MPCA's initiative to honour the stalwart as his contribution to Indian cricket is immeasurable.
"It's great to see MPCA felicitating him. He also has Indore connections (Dravid's mother is from Indore and he was born here)," BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale, an ex-MPCA secretary said.