Bangalore, June 12: Rahul Dravid's love for batting has not diminished even after retiring from international cricket last year. A few days after the Twenty20 grind in Indian Premier League with Rajasthan Royals, Dravid padded up again - this time for his club Bangalore United Cricket Club (1) here and scored a half century.
It was a return to whites and league cricket for the former India captain. Dravid played for BUCC (1) in Karnataka State Cricket Association's (KSCA) Group I Division II tournament and scored a fine 69.
"The Wall" inspired his team to an innings and 91-run win against Standard Cricket Club over the weekend (June 8 and 9) in the two-day game for the MAT Acharya Shield played at NRA ground here in the city.
Dravid is expected to play few more matches this month.
Bangalore United Cricket Club (1): 365/9 Dec in 73 overs (Sharath Srinivas 40, Nihal Ullal 86, KV Siddarth 29, Rahul Dravid 69, K Kiran 2/30) bt Standard Cricket Club: 160 all out in 50.5 overs (Yuvraj 31, Sasi Kumar C 56; Parappa Mardi 7/34) and 114 all out in 33. 1 overs (Mardi 4/21, Raunak Shah 3/38, Zeeshan Ali Sayed 2/8). Bangalore United CC (1): 5 points; Standard Cricket Club: 1.