Rahul Sharad Dravid became the first non-Australian to deliver the much revered Bradman Oration for 2011 and stamped his class on this ‘ground’ as well.
The speech was well received, deeply appreciated by cricket fans, former players and custodians worldwide. Personally, I was moved! By the end of it, I was floored by the great man’s words of wisdom. It was emotional, humorous, insightful and entertaining- in perfect proportions. After all, it’s perfection that he stands for.
He left us cracking when with his take on Shane Warne’s diet and gave a subtle tribute to Tendulkar(& himself) with “Like a few, creaking Terminators, we’re back. Older, wiser and I hope improved”
While 2010 belonged to Tendulkar, 2011 was the year of Dravid, all the way, with The Bradman Oration being the icing.
All Hail the Wall!