Rahul Dravid – The former Indian greatest test batsman and head coach of National Cricket Academy (NCA) has believed that his journey in cricket was not easy at all. Coming from the non cricketing background and looking to represent India where many talented cricketers didn’t even received the call after having great numbers in first-class cricket. I have been through insecurities in the early days of my cricket career that if I didn’t succeed in cricket what else I have to do but the spirit for this game kept me going.
In the recent interaction with third talk of truth talks series which was anchored by Ayaz Memon who asked Rahul Dravid about this cricketing career journey from the district to state level and then to play for India. Was it a easy one for you Rahul? Well not at all I have been through insecurities in the cricket career days.
“I have had my share of ups and downs but I think what’s kept me going is just the love for the game and just trying to get the best of myself,” Rahul Dravid said.
Dravid further added its all because of this game of sport what is I am today and playing the cricket at the highest level helped me to understand and deal with the emotions either it as good or bad.
“In sports, you are put in the spotlight a lot and your failure is very public, as your success is as well and you need to deal with that. It is not easy at times, it sometimes makes you do things that you are not very proud of and sometimes you learn from those things. It has become so much more competitive today that it has actually become harder for a sportsman to have a normal life,” Rahul Dravid said
What’s your views about the principles in professional and personal life Rahul Dravid? When asked by Ayaz Memon
“Being honest to who I am and try being myself and recognise that you know I am only the custodian of the game for a short period of time and I need to try to leave the game at a better place when I am going to leave.”