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5 instances when Rahul Dravid lost his cool

Dravid's rare moment of anger during his international career

Abhinav Massey

#4 Mitchell Johnson raises Dravid\'s temper

Rahul Dravid Mitchell Johnson

Dravid and Johnson were involved in a heated exchange during the qualifier 2 of the 2013 IPL

Sledging comes naturally to Australians and particularly their fast bowlers. The last great carrier of this ‘so-called’ legacy was the recently retired left-arm pacer Mitchell Johnson. While Johnson’s tactics have worked against some batsmen, they have fallen flat against few of the others.

In Qualifier 2 of the 2013 edition of the IPL, the Aussie picked the wrong night to try and get into Rahul Dravid’s skin and paid the price for it. The 3rd over of the Rajasthan Royals innings saw Dravid smash a straight drive off Johnson’s bowling prompting the bowler to speak a few words to the batsman.

The Indian legend did not hold back and had a couple of words of his own to say. Off the very next ball, Rahul Dravid flicked Mitchell Johnson for another four and the Australian had some more words to share.

In a rare display of foul temper, Dravid walked up to Johnson and asked him if he wanted to say something.

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