Mumbai: Rahul Dravid definitely deserves a lot more credit for his performances in ODI cricket. Not many have scored 10,000 plus runs. If you look back at his career, he performed in tough conditions even in the limited-overs arena. That's why he was our best batsman during the 1999 World Cup in England.
The first four seasons of the IPL proved he is still one of the fittest guys going around who can play the big shots. For most of his career, he had to keep proving that he was good enough to play one-day cricket. That was very unfair.
If it wasn't for him keeping wickets to accommodate an extra batsman, India wouldn't have enjoyed all its ODI success between the period of 2002 and 2005.