Mumbai: Rahul Dravid is obviously one of India's greatest batsmen -- great in all conditions and one who scored runs everywhere. From a personal perspective, Rahul is one of the best men I've ever worked with. He always had a great awareness of what the team needed. In short, he's not only a great cricketer, but a great man.
I owe a lot to Rahul. He helped me a great deal during my tenure as coach of India (2000 to 2005). I worked with him at Kent as well as in India where he was the backbone of our batting, particularly overseas. We had a number of great players, but a lot of victories were built around his contributions.
Did he get enough credit for his deeds? Well, Rahul was never one to take credit, but I think people who knew cricket, realised where the credit lay.