Rahul Dravid on how he built the wall, handled pressure and his inspiration

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One of India’s greatest batsmen, Rahul Dravid is this week's guest on Lessons Learnt with the Greats. Known as 'The Wall' for his seemingly impenetrable defence, Rahul was one of the premier batsmen of his generation in a star-studded Indian top order. While he rarely gave anything away on the field, in this episode he opens up about his batting technique, how he dealt with pressure and scrutiny and what inspired him to become one of the game's greatest players.

Episode notes

02:55 - Some of my favourite Rahul Dravid innings

05:45 - Rahuls's personal career highlights

08:06 - Rahul talks about his batting technique

13:40 - How Rahul became one of the world's best fielders

17:50 - Rahul's fitness regime

22:14 - Rahul shares how he crafted his mental skills

32:00 - How Rahul handled pressure and scrutiny

41:20 - Rahul talks about the financial lessons learnt

51:43 - Rahul's mantra for getting through the tough times

55:28 - The people who have inspired Rahul

1:01:55 - Rahul's favourite books

YouTube links

Dravid and Laxman hammering the Aussies in Kolkata, 2001: https://youtu.be/D3_jGlOnRkI

Dravid 233 v Australia: https://youtu.be/pxhqeHFLAF0



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