May 23, 2012

Indian Premier League

Mr. Perfectionist, from start to finish

Carlyle Laurie

Rahul Dravid's retirement from international cricket in March doesn't seem to have affected his famed work ethic. Karthik Krishnaswamy, writing in the Indian Express, reveals how he worked hard prove to himself that he could thrive as a batsman in the IPL, and also fill the voluminous boots of Shane Warne.

“One day he would ask only for left-arm spinners and get them to bowl over the wicket. The next day they would bowl around the wicket to him, and he would do the same,” says Zubin Bharucha, technical director, Rajasthan Royals. “Rahul, being Rahul, wanted to experiment with everything. He would ask for outswing bowlers one day, then bowlers who would bowl slower ones from the back of their hand, and so on.”

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