Throwback to the day when Rahul Dravid raised his bat to SCG’s audience after scoring 1 run after 39 dot balls
Watch the video of this incident with Rahul Dravid as well.
This article is all about the incident when Rahul Dravid obliged to Sydney Cricket Ground’s audience by raising his bat when he scored first run after 39 consecutive balls.
India’s legendary batsman Rahul Dravid, usually known as the wall in the Cricket fraternity once had a really unusual incident in Sydney Cricket Ground. That day India was playing a test match against Australia.
Rahul Dravid was usually best attiring bowlers by spending hours on the crease. As usual, when he came to bat that day, India was in a struggling position and the team needed someone to come out there and spend a good time on the crease.
Rahul Dravid’s inning
This was India’s second test against Australia. Rahul Dravid did exactly the same as what he was known for. He came down to bat and started tiring bowlers. In his knock, he came down with such a great temperament that he kept on holding his nerves.
Rahul batted sensibly as he his first run came on the 7th ball. He was at 18 runs after facing 58 balls when the incident took place. After playing 58 balls and scoring 18 runs he then spent a good amount of time not scoring a single run. But this time Dravid got a surprising reaction from the crowd for his slow inning.
All about that incident
Dravid faced the next 39 balls of his inning without scoring even a single run. He played 39 balls consecutively as dot and got his 19th run at 40th ball. Dravid batted against the likes of Andrew Symonds, Brett Lee, and Stuart Clark during these 39 balls. He finally got a run off Clark.
Here is the video of that incident tweeted by cricket.com.au
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 3, 2020
It was at that moment when Sydney Cricket Ground’s audience started applauding Rahul Dravid’s spirit. Dravid scored 53 runs of 160 balls in that inning. He also obliged to SCG’s audience and he raised his bat to express that.
In that match, India went on to score 532 in response to Australia’s 463. In the second inning Australia scored 401 runs to set up a target of 333 for India. Coming down to chase 33, India got all out off just 210.
India lost the test match by a big margin of 112 runs. In second inning also Dravid faced 138 balls and scored 38 runs. Notably, Dravid showed a great example of resilience and fighting back. Although, he could not lead India to the win.