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5 life lessons we can all learn from Rahul Dravid

S Samaddar
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There are very few cricketers in world cricket, past or present, who are as admired for their personality as former Indian great Rahul Dravid and the admiration stretches across nations. His stellar career as one of the world's top batsmen and now, as a coach post retirement has taught a lot of people many lessons - both in and out of cricket.

Here is a look at some of the life lessons one could learn from the life and times of Rahul Dravid.

5 Patience

Restlessness can never lead to much in any sphere of life and it is particularly important for sportspersons, who can often end up making rash decisions if they do not respect the game enough or choose the wrong time to execute whatever they were planning.

In that regard, a Test match batsman needs to be extremely patient in order to succeed at the highest level since poor deliveries are rare. In that regard, Dravid was one of a kind as far as that particular attribute goes and over the course of his 16-year career, he was often the difference between a healthy score or a mediocre one as his top order batting often held the batting together.

Dravid did not go for extravagant strokes, although he was quite capable of doing so, and instead waited for the poor deliveries. With one end being secure, the famed stroke makers in the line up could play far more freely. Additionally, this ability also made the bowlers try different things and eventually loose balls would come along. 

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