Saturday, 17 October 2009

Dravid missed a trick

Rahul Dravid is probably feeling like dirty latex -- thrown out after it has served the purpose.

In his heart of hearts, he knows he volunteered.

Life often doesn't give you a chance to redeem yourself. And nobody grudged when Dravid got one.

But The Wall could not see the writing on the wall.

His sacking had nothing to do with performance. But so was his recall.

He was brought back not because some people wanted to see him, but because they wanted to hide others.

Still, it was a godsend. From cricket God to His most devoted son. At least it allowed him to time his exit after one last hurrah.

But Dravid saw eternity in the ephemeral. He found long-term commitment in what was essentially a marriage of convenience.

You don't wait for the dreaded arm to grab you by the scruff of your neck before giving that final push.

Dravid did.

He was recalled with a clear use-by date and he overstayed his welcome.

You can't prevent the end but you can at least dignify it.

Dignity was his middle name. Until he lost the plot.



Dreamy damsel said...

great one.... !

Som said...

Dreamy, thanks. Happy you liked it.

straight point said...

after reading this i think we all too missed the trick...

we all could have sung his swan song we wont be able now... ;-)

Som said...

SP, unless the swang had not decided on his song, how could we go ahead and sing? I had cleared my throat by the way.

Krish said...

Dravid quit the captaincy when he didn't have to.

And he accepted the ODI job when he didn't have to.

Poor judgments by someone who is a gentleman and deserved better.

Som said...

Krish< i was fine with RD accepting ODI recall. I thought he would announce his retirement, saying CT would be his last ODI event. That made sense.

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