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Sachin Tendulkar may be the India batsman who constantly draws comparisons with Don Bradman, but it is Rahul Dravid who has been asked by Cricket Australia to deliver the speech at the annual Sir Donald Bradman Oration in Canberra – a function in which a prominent figure speaks about Bradman’s career and cricket's place in their own lives. Dravid will be the first Indian to deliver the speech at the function, which will be held on December 14 at the Australian War Memorial this year, and joins the likes of John Howard, the former Australian prime minister, Richie Benaud, Ricky Ponting and Greg Chappell.
"Cricket is a noble game, and has a noble appeal. We wanted a distinguished individual with a high acumen level who would participate in the Test series between India and Australia,” CA's General Manager of Public Affairs, Peter Young, said.
Dravid will want to save some of that acumen for the Test series too, which begins with the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.