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Rahul Dravid on the need for perseverance: “I felt, I was never going to be like Virender Sehwag or Sachin Tendulkar.”

Former India captain & current head coach Rahul Dravid claimed that he was never supposed to score freely like Virender Sehwag or Sachin Tendulkar, but he managed to handle pressure and compete with some of the greatest fast bowlers of all time.

Rahul Dravid had had a reputation for patience in Indian cricket.

He was an exact duplicate of the way to bat in a Test match. Dravid served as the glue that held the flamboyance of Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and VVS Laxman together during what is undoubtedly one of India’s greatest batting periods.

Dravid has frequently discussed the lot of fuel he had to expend while batting during prolonged hours in the middle during interviews either during or after his brilliant career. Even the opposing bowlers concurred that despite there not always being much activity on the scoreboard, their most hard struggle against any Indian batter came against Dravid.

How could he control that energy to stay so focused and yet so composed? Dravid claimed that his personality and the fact that he realised the importance of turning off at the right time very earlier in his career were both major factors.

“If I go back on my career, channelizing the energy was a significant development.

I was able to truly focus my mental energy. Even when I wasn’t playing, I used to exert a lot of energy worrying, contemplating, and thinking about my game. After some time, I realised it wasn’t necessarily improving my batting.

I had to rest and try to have a life besides cricket “In his podcast “In the Zone,” Dravid told Abhinav Bindra, the first individual Olympic gold medalist from India.

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