dravid hyperbole...

shared by straight point on Saturday, August 06, 2011

dravid contrary to perception is one of the most aggressive... most ruthless player one would come across...

only his method is different...

when players like sehwag will smash you to submission... dravid will kill you step by step to the point that you will stop seeing light... you will yearn for the mercy... he will sap your last ounce of energy... he will kill all the hope that gave you the reason to keep coming back... and then he will kill that reason too... slowly but surely...

dravid is the kind of torture tale that one reads... that how late one kept his victim alive while torturing him by taking one limb at a time...

but of late he looked like the victim of the walls that he built around himself... he would often get the start but then the torture was as equal on him as on his fans... he showed some sparks in between but those were too far too few...

the questions were being asked and rightly so... so in that regard... he could not have timed his two centuries more perfectly... for his sagging career...

suddenly you can see pundits are falling over one other to get the dravid pie... the wall that seen as crumbling has suddenly taken a new lease of life... like tendulkar he too seems to have got the 'second wind'... not many thought was possible given his struggles in doing things that was his second nature...

but on the back of two successive centuries... now everybody is hailing him as the ultimate crisis man...some even went on to proclaim that he is the lone crisis man in the team...

as if all this while when dravid wasn't performing... team india didn't face any crisis at all...

all this while team virtually carried him on the hope that dravid will show his class... and when he has started to show it... is it necessary to praise his contribution at the cost of ones that helped him stay in the team for as long as he did... at the cost of those who gave all the space he needed to perform the way he is performing now...?

why it is necessary to belittle the contribution of one to show the greatness of other...?

ps: just saw the tweet that dravid is recalled to the one day team... well well... india, it seems, has already started preparation for next world cup...

12 comments:

Balajhi said...

Exaggeration captures the imagination of readers. And when you can occupy the mental space of people, why would you let that go, unless you dislike notoriety or you are responsible.

Golandaaz said...

Isn't it always the case. Today defenders of Test cricket always do it after belittling T20 cricket. Before that it was ODI cricket.

But very good post. Point well made.

G said...

hmm...and how is that point well made. His last 4 year test averages are not that bad considering some of the overseas test tours and you still say as if team carried him for all that time..pray ..what is that time ? 1 year ? 2 year ?

straight point said...

very well put bala...

straight point said...

:)

gol... things refuses stand great on its own these days...

straight point said...

gana... you work out the match mate... i talk by what i see... :)

btw... welcome at sp... hope you keep dropping by...

G said...

I did and saying team carried him 4years is exaggeration to say the least!

Play Cricket Games said...

dravid is a wall for cricket , he has a great cricket experince.

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