Timeless Steel is a collection of 30 pieces, new and previously published, on India's most valuable Test match batsman.

Greg Chappell remembers the India captain he worked alongside. Ed Smith, who shared a dressing room with Dravid at Kent, writes of a thorough gentleman. Sanjay Manjrekar, who watched him in the early days, marvels at how he overcame his intelligence to become a great cricketer. Sanjay Bangar relives the splendour of Headingley 2002. Jarrod Kimber tells of how Dravid became the reason for him getting married. Mukul Kesavan analyses how Dravid's technique allows for more style than one might assume. Sidharth Monga puts Dravid's captaincy under the spotlight. Jason Gillespie speaks of a batsman who soaked up everything you threw at him. Rohit Brijnath looks back at the twin peaks of Adelaide 2003. Vijeeta Dravid gives us an insight into her husband the perfectionist.

These and other articles make Timeless Steel as much a celebration of a colossal cricketer as it is of an exceptional human being. It features contributions from his team-mates and peers, some of the finest cricket writers around - Gideon Haigh, Sambit Bal and Rahul Bhattacharya among them - and interviews over the years with Dravid himself. It attempts to paint a picture of a cricketer who embodied the best traditions and values of the game, and a man who impressed the many people who came in contact with him.

Rahul Dravid: Timeless Steel

Published by

The Walt Disney Company India Ltd

256 pages

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