New Delhi: Once upon a time he was called 'The Wall' for giving that steady look to the Indian cricket team, but the way Rahul Dravid is struggling these days, does he not personify 'The Berlin Wall'?
With over 24,000 international runs, Dravid, undoubtedly, is among the best batsmen of all times, but it seems his heydays are over. It seems the opposition has finally found a loophole in his technique, which was once hailed as one of his basic strengths.
On the Australia tour, Dravid has been bowled out six times out of seven innings, including his first innings dismissal at Adelaide. Has his defence weakened or have his reflexes slowed down? Whatever may be the reason, but if there was a list of the most heartbreaking moments in Test cricket, then watching Dravid's bails flying and wickets cartwheeling will rank above everything else. Why? Because not very long ago, every bowler of the world knew, getting Dravid's wicket was among the toughest jobs. They knew that Dravid put a very heavy price tag on his wicket and they would have to work really hard to earn it. But, now it seems like a child's play.