My focus will be on winning the game: Dravid
Dravid, all set to play his 100th Test, said he would not allow his moment of personal glory to override the primary aim of winning the final Test.Updated: Mar 17, 2006 15:36 IST
Rahul Dravid, all set to join an elite list of five Indians who have played 100 Tests, On Friday said he would not allow his moment of personal glory to override the primary aim of winning the third and final Test against England.
"It's special to play 100 Tests and it's special to join the list of five other Indian legends and that's what gives a great feeling. But it's also just another Test match as well and the focus would be to play good cricket and try and win the Test match," the Indian skipper said ahead of the match beginning on Saturday.
"The last couple of days have given me time to look back on my career. I am grateful to a lot of things. But I will try to focus on the main task which is to win the Test match," the Bangalore stalwart said.
Asked to single out some of his memorable innings, Dravid reeled off a few, starting with his fabulous knock of 180 in the second innings against Australia on the 2000-01 series in Kolkata after India were forced to follow on.
V V S Laxman had scored 281 in the same innings and also put on a triple century stand with Dravid which turned the fate of the match and the series won later by India.
"There have been some innings that I remember well though I cannot rank them. The 180 I scored against Australia at Kolkata, the knock at Adelaide (233 v Australa in 2003-04), the two innings at Kolkata against Pakistan (110 and 135 in 2004-05) and the Taunton One-day knock against Sri Lanka (145 in the 1999 World Cup) are some of these," Dravid said.
First Published: Mar 17, 2006 15:36 IST