It’s not the usual way round, but it makes a lot of sense if you follow cricket. Rahul Dravid should be on the Lord’s honours board. And now he is.
After Dravid made his hundred, there were a lot of people implying that he has played in the shadow of Sachin Tendulkar. If that’s true, it’s a very faint shadow as if there are a large number of light sources in the immediate vicinity, because we’ve considered him to be one of the finest batsmen of all time for about as long as we can remember and so has pretty much everyone else we’ve ever spoken to about him.
Rahul Dravid deserves a better nickname than The Wall. Walls are always dotted with Polyfilla. Dravid’s classier than that.