In the year 1996, Team India found a great batsman who would go on to become one of the best players for the country. Rahul Dravid, who is known adorably as the Wall, has been a picture of calmness on and off the field ever since.
But like most Indian players, Dravid found it hard to cup his emotions against the Pakistan team. In his entire career, Dravid rarely had incidents like these.
In a game against Pakistan, India were struggling after losing early wickets and were 129/6. Dravid was playing a smart innings and was nearing his half century as Shoaib Akthar was given the ball in the 40th over.
Having just been hit for a boundary, Akthar was charged up. He tried a changeup slower delivery which was comfortably read by Dravid who picked a double into the deep on the off side.
However, Dravid after finishing the first run unintentionally ran into Shoaib who was also looking at the ball. The pair collided but Dravid completed the second. Akhtar was unhappy with the incident and made himself heard as he said something to Dravid.
What he did not expect was a reply from the batsman. Dravid did not want Akhtar to dominate and walked up to the bowler to find out what was bothering him.
It didn’t take long for the umpire and the Pakistan skipper Inzamam to intervene and cool things down. What was great to watch was that Dravid was still patient and let the next ball go which was an attempted bouncer. This gesture reminded everyone the temperament that Dravid has when playing the game.
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