Legendary Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid was one of the famous and successful players at during his heydays. As he is always very calm, cool and disciplined, most people respect him. His patience batting was one of his strong characters as he got a suitable nickname ‘The Wall’.
Though he was a successful cricketer for a long time, disciplined Dravid involved in some top controversies during his playing career. Some of the controversies even damaged his image at least for the sometimes.
Here are the top five controversies in Rahul Dravid’s cricket career
Deciding to bowl first in the 2006 Mumbai Test
As a captain, Rahul Dravid was known for experimental. We once again experienced this experimental mind during the 2006 Mumbai Test against England.
It was the third and final Test of the series against England at Wankhede Stadium, where the hosts India were leading by the 1-0 before that Test match. Although the pitch was flat dry, captain Dravid chose to bowl first.
India ultimately failed to put a strong fight as England won that Test match by 212 runs and drew that series by 1-1. In the fourth innings of that match, India were bundled out for just 100 runs. It was England’s first Test victory in India since 1985, and it was also their largest Test victory margin (by runs) against the hosts India.