Saturday, January 28, 2012

Rahul Dravid - What's next?

This Roger Federer - Rolex commercial begins with the question "When is greatness achieved"

And ends with "Maybe it’s when you’re always asking yourself; What’s next?"

Dear Dravid,

I had originally planned this post to be a tribute to your great accomplishments. With the title #FareWall #Dravid. I was quite sure that you would retire after the series - irrespective of the result.

The series has ended and to my shock, you are still carrying on I hear? So, yesterday's rumors are false?

Dravid, please don't get me wrong - I have been a huge fan of yours ever since that 148 at Johannesburg. At par with Sachin - And times even more!

I have followed your career with great joy from here:

to here, when you appeared alongside Federer!

Yes, as you say in the commercial, yesterday is over. India does not play Tests until September. We don't play away until much later in 2013. There are youngsters like Rohit Sharma, Pujara, Rahane craving for a chance to showcase their talents.

I could understand that you really badly wanted to win in Australia. And ofcourse, even at 39, you might still have a lot to offer.  But the youngsters cannot do any worse than 4-0, can they?

So Dravid, as one of your ardent followers, I am allowed to ask this - Why didn't you retire?

What's Next? 

A Rahul Dravid fan.

PS. Thank for all the memories.

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