Sydney: Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting, who is struggling with form, can look up to Rahul Dravid as a inspiration that Test batsmen can fire even if they are in their late 30s.
Dravid, who turns 39 next month, is three months older than team-mate Sachin Tendulkar. This year Dravid has been in great form hammering 1067 Test runs and five centuries at 59.28 in his most successful calendar year since he scored 1357 runs at 59 in 2002.
Dravid was in woeful form in the last series Down Under in 2007-08 when he managed 237 runs at 33.86. This time he is on his top form.