Rahul Dravid's Involvement In Top 5 Controversies During His Cricket Career
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Rahul Dravid’s Involvement In Top Five Controversies During His Cricket Career

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Declaring the innings when Sachin Tendulkar was batting on 194 runs

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This incident happened during the same 2004 Multan Test against Pakistan where Virender Sehwag became the first Indian batsman to hit a Test triple-century.

It was the first game of the three-match Test series where Rahul Dravid led the Indian team in the absence of injured captain Sourav Ganguly. After India decided to bat first, Sehwag dominated the Pakistan bowlers. During that first innings, Sehwag put the mammoth third-wicket partnership of 336 runs with Sachin Tendulkar.

While Sehwag returned to the pavilion after scoring 309 runs, Tendulkar was carrying that innings very well. When Yuvraj Singh lost his wicket on 59 runs, India were batting on 675/5 and Tendulkar was still in the crease on 194 runs. But very surprisingly, Dravid decided to declare that innings without providing an opportunity to Tendulkar to complete his double-century.

Though India won that match by an innings and 52 runs, Tendulkar was disappointed on that surprising declaration. The legendary cricketer admitted his disappointment during the press conference.