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Am I a good ODI player?’: How Rahul Dravid made a comeback after being dropped from Team India in 1998

Former India captain Rahul Dravid is mentally one of the strongest cricketers that India have ever produced. You can’t play 164 Test matches and 344 ODIs scoring 13,288 and 10,889 runs respectively if you are not but where Dravid was different from the rest was the way he carried himself on and off the cricket field. Known as ‘the wall’ for his water-tight technique, Dravid in a recent chat with former India cricketer and current women’s team coach WV Raman, revealed that there were times when even he felt insecure despite being so strong mentally.

The former India captain, who played 93 Test matches on the trot – second-best for India after Sunil Gavaskar’s 106 - after making his debut in England in 1996, said he doubted himself as an ODI player when he was dropped from the Indian side in 1998 mainly due to his strike rate.

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