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Sourav Ganguly to receive an Honorary Doctorate from Assam University

Posted by Athul Jayachandran | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, January 31, 2011 at 4:29 AM

Sourav Ganguly

The former Indian Skipper,Sourav Ganguly our Dada is going to receive an Honorary Doctorate from Assam University.This function will take place on February 1st.From now on our Dada will be known as Dr.Sourav Ganguly.

Mean while he is still to find a team to play for in the fourth edition of IPL,Let us just pray that he soon will get into a squad.It's unfair that such player's stay out of the game.

Rahul, Sachin and Laxman shouldn't retire together : Sourav Ganguly

Posted by Athul Jayachandran | Labels: , | Posted On Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 11:12 PM

The Fantastic Four
The former captain Sourav Ganguly after delivering a lecture at the Indian Statistical Institute commented on a question thrown at him that Rahul Dravid,Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman shouldn't retire together as it would destroy the balance of Team India right now.

Ganguly said "I don't see them retiring now. Two of them are in great form, and it won't be long before the third one gets a big score. But the selectors will have to be careful and ensure that all of them don't go at the same time. Their retirement will have to be phased out"

He proved his theory by saying about the current Australian Team stating that Mathew Hayden,Justin Langer,Glenn Mcgrath and Shane Warne all retired together and the Australian team suffered a lot after their retirement and such a thing should not happen to the Indian Team.

Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman at the Nets.
Via: TOI

Rahul Dravid wins Special Achivement award

Posted by Athul Jayachandran | Labels: , | Posted On at 11:00 PM

Rahul Dravid with Special Achievement Castrol Award
Rahul Dravid was felicitated with a Special Achievement Award at the Castrol Awards in Mumbai for the most number of catches in Test cricket.Mean while Sachin Tendulkar was awarded the Indian cricketer of the year and Test cricketer of the year awards.Dhoni won the ODI cricketer of the year,Sehwag won the batsmen of the year and Harbhajan Singh the bowler of the year.Jaydev Unadkat became the Junior cricketer of the year.

The life time achievement of the year was won by Mohinder Amarnath.

In Pics: Samit Dravid

Posted by Athul Jayachandran | Labels: , | Posted On Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 11:46 PM

In Pics: Rahul Dravid at St Joseph's Boys School Athletic Meet

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Dravid's Exclusion from RCB was a conscious decision : Vijay Mallya

Posted by Athul Jayachandran | Labels: , | Posted On Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 1:56 AM

Rahul Dravid
IPL team owner Vijay Mallya said on sunday that leaving Rahul Dravid from the Royal Challenger's Bangalore was a conscious decision and that they had already set out for a young team this season.Rahul Dravid was a player at RCB for the last three years and season's.This is what he said
"We consciously decided on a young team. We probably have the youngest team,
He also added
"I have known Rahul from his childhood, have lot of affection for him and greatest respect for his cricketing achievements," Mallya said."
But i would say that the Mallya's made a very bad decision.Hope they learn their lesson this season.


A letter to Rahul Dravid - Great Article a Must Read

Posted by Athul Jayachandran | Labels: | Posted On at 12:52 AM

Here is an article at,which is a letter to Rahul Dravid by a fan wishing him Happy Birthday.A great read for die hard fan's as it's very well written and the writer has given a lot of credit which Rahul Dravid rightly deserves than anyone else.

An extract goes like

For the past 15 years you have been standing tall for the nation like a Wall. You battled some of the fiercest attacks in the most atrocious conditions and registered yourself as an all-time great. You are an epitome of meticulousness and dedication, a role model for all and pride of our country.

read the full article here.

Rajasthan Royals sign four new players

Posted by Athul Jayachandran | | Posted On Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 4:15 AM

The latest we hear from the Rajasthan camp is that they have started signing uncapped players starting with Akash Chopra and Deepak Chopra.Deepak Chopra is a very talented swing bowler who has played Ranji cricket.Both of them have been signed for the next two editions of ipl.Rajasthan already has some big names in their squad like Rahul Dravid and Shane Warne are signing new players to complete its 30 member squad.They have also signed former indian under 19 team captain Ashok Meneria and another ranji player Dishant Yagnik.There are also rumours that they might sign Pankaj Singh another Rajasthan ranji player and pacer Pankaj Singh who played a great part in Rajasthan's ranji final entry against baroda.

with four signings already Rajasthan Royals have made their squad strength to 12.Playing under the guidance of Rahul Dravid and Shane Warne are really gonna help there youngsters come up.Seems like the team is shaping up well enough.

Go Royals go..Make the Mallyas cry..!!

via : times of india

Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid

Posted by Athul Jayachandran | Labels: | Posted On Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 10:40 AM

Rahul Dravid and Son Samit Dravid
Wishing a very Happy Birthday to the greatest cricketer alive and my idol Mr Dependable,Rahul Sharad Dravid.Today the legend is celebrating his 38th birthday.Rahul Dravid was born on this day(11th January 1973) at Indore,in Madhya Pradesh.

He proved his critics that age doesn't matter and it is talent that does.All the best Rahul Dravid.We will support you as long as you play cricket.

Rahul Dravid and Shane Warne to guide the Rajasthan Team

Posted by Athul Jayachandran | Labels: , | Posted On at 4:48 AM

The first winners of the prestigious IPL tournament were in doubt for this season for violation in agreement along with Kings XI Punjab,However court decided that they can play but will have a reduced budget of $ 7.1 million to $9Million of the other teams and hence the team had just bought 7 players in the auction,where as teams like Royal Challenger's Bangalore bought about 15,Now the rest of the 22 player's could be uncapped player's.The franchise is relying on ace batsmen Rahul Dravid and Shane Warne to bring in fresh talent to the squad.

"All these Indian boys can have Dravid as a mentor.The strategy is to have a blend of youth and experience. That is what delivered for us in season one. Yusuf [Pathan] was not the star he is now. [Ravindra] Jadeja was not the star he is now. They have all delivered for us and done extremely well." Raghu Iyer, spokesperson for Rajasthan, said.
Rahul Dravid batting for Royal Challenger's Bangalore

Rajasthan is aiming to bring in flesh blood from indian cricket,and youngster's who sign up with them has a greater chance of playing games rather than sitting out watching older and experienced players play.The team has this to their advantage,The team will be looking forward to get a good wicket keeper as they failed to buy one in the auction.No idea if RD would go in as a keeper,I know he would do anything to support his team,But it would be good for him if he didn't so that he can concentrate more on his batting.

In Pics: Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly

Posted by Athul Jayachandran | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, January 10, 2011 at 7:16 AM


Two Legends and great friends every Indian Cricket fan is proud of.Sourav Chandidas Ganguly and Rahul Sharad Dravid
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