Dravid reveals how Steve Waugh sledge spurred him during ...

Dravid reveals how Steve Waugh sledge spurred him during 2001 Kolkata Test

Tags: India, Australia, Rahul Sharad Dravid, Stephen Rodger Waugh

Published on: Dec 17, 2017

Former India captain Rahul Dravid recently made a revelation about his 180 against Australia at the Eden Gardens in 2001. Dravid said Aussie skipper Steve Waugh had a ploy to unsettle him.

"In the first three days of the Test match, we India were sort of completely beaten. Personally as well, my form was not good. I hadn't scored runs in Bombay. I hadn't hit runs in the first innings. In fact, I was demoted to number six in the batting order.

“In the second innings, when I walked in, Steve Waugh said 'Rahul, number six in this innings, what is it in the next innings? Number 12?" Dravid revealed at the Go Sports Athletes' Conclave in Bengaluru.

On how he overcame the tough situation, Dravid addedzv"It was quite funny because I had reached the depths, I felt so low. I was not in a position to think about the past or about the future. And in cricket, it is just about focusing on one ball at a time. I thought 'let me see how many one balls I can play at a time.' I was thinking one more, one more.”

--By A Cricket Correspondent

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