Rahul Dravid was a pillar of strength when it came to batting in Tests.
He may have retired from cricket but never will his knocks in Tests ever retire from the memory of fans all over.
On his 40th birthday, we take a look at his best knocks in the longest format of the game.
Rahul Dravid's debut knock may have been slightly overshadowed by Sourav ganguly's century. His 95 against England in the tour of 1996 however, was a sign of great things to come.
He was never flamboyant. Dravid was the anchor that kept the innings together and it was never better shown than in his innings of 180 against Australia in 2003. He, with VVS Laxman, staged a brilliant fightback, engraved in the memories of cricket fans.
Rahul Dravid's innings against England at Headingly in 2002 paved the way for more centuries from the Indian batsmen. It was a memorable knock under overcast conditions and showed what legends combined with correct technique can achieve in cricket.
Down 0-1, India rode on Dravid's skills worth 233 and 72* to go past Australia at Adelaide in the tour of 2003-04.
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