Test specialist for a major part of his career. But he ended up scoring more than 10,000 runs in ODIs to apart from achieving a similar feat in Tests. In a chat with ESPNcricinfo’s videocast, Dravid admitted to being a defensive batsman and took pride in that role.

If it meant occupying the crease for a long time or tiring the bowlers out or blunting out the new ball in difficult conditions so that it’s easier to play later, I did it.”

He also said that he too wanted to play flashy drives like the way Virender Sehwag did, but their talents were different.

“I saw that as my job and took great pride in it and I tried to do that in the best possible way. That doesn’t mean I didn’t want to bat like Virendra Sehwag and hit those shots but may be my talent were different. My talent was determination and concentration and I worked on that.”

“I kind of figured out what was my best way of scoring runs or contributing to the team or making a winning contribution in a Play.


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