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    Dravid to captain Rajasthan Royals

    Rahul Dravid has been appointed the new captain of Rajasthan Royals. Dravid succeeds Shane Warne, who captained Royals in the first four IPLs and led them to the championship in the league's inaugural season. Dravid was bought by Royals in the 2011 IPL auction for $500,000, after playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore for the first three years. One of the reasons Dravid was signed by Royals was his proven leadership abilities.

    "I am honoured to lead the Rajasthan Royals and look forward to the valuable inputs from my team-mates who are already leading their national sides and clubs," Dravid said. "My aim will be to get the best out of a very talented squad and invoke the same team spirit that won the franchise the first IPL, and has been a hallmark of the Rajasthan Royals ever since."

    Warne announced his retirement from the IPL following the 2011 tournament and Royals had a number of players with leadership experience from which to choose his successor. Their squad includes current New Zealand captain, Ross Taylor, and former international Twenty20 captains Johan Both and Paul Collingwood. Shane Watson, the Australia allrounder was another candidate but in the end Dravid's qualifications were too strong too ignore.

    "No one [in the squad] has Rahul Dravid's stature," Raghu Iyer, Rajasthan's spokesperson told ESPNcricinfo. "He is probably one of the world's best ever. Very difficult not to appoint him as captain."

    Warne complimented Dravid's leadership skills. "He is not only one of the world's best batsmen, but a leader par excellence. The Royals squad is a bunch of extremely energetic and talented players who know their roles perfectly well and I am sure they will thrive under Dravid's inspiring leadership."

    In his debut season with Royals earlier this year, Dravid scored 343 runs in 12 matches at an average of 31.18 and a strike-rate of 109.23. The team finished sixth in the table, and were in the hunt for a play-off spot for most of the season before fading at the end.

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    Dravid? Really?
    Playing left arm spin better than the national side, since the age of 12
    Kallis a minnow basher you say?
    FTB you say?

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    I know right. Wonder why they picked him as captain?

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    They have 2 ex T20I captains. One of them won the World T20.
    Playing left arm spin better than the national side, since the age of 12
    Kallis a minnow basher you say?
    FTB you say?

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    who might they be ?

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    Botha and Collingwood.

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    Oh and Taylor is captain of New Zealand, and Watson is vice captain of Australia.
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    Right!!

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    best move by Rajasthan Royals. There is no other player to lead the team. Wane is retained. Really surprising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10dulkar View Post
    best move by Rajasthan Royals. There is no other player to lead the team. Wane is retained. Really surprising.
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    They have 2 ex T20I captains. One of them won the World T20.
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    Oh and Taylor is captain of New Zealand, and Watson is vice captain of Australia.
    Playing left arm spin better than the national side, since the age of 12
    Kallis a minnow basher you say?
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    Dravid is a former captain of India.

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    Dravid was a bad captain of India. I remember when he captained India in the 2007 tour to England he didn't do a very good job and India did badly. This was why he resigned not long after and Kumble became captain. I don't think he should get another chance as captain.
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    Collingwood would be a better choice!!

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    Dravid was an amazing captain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Dravid was a bad captain of India. I remember when he captained India in the 2007 tour to England he didn't do a very good job and India did badly. This was why he resigned not long after and Kumble became captain. I don't think he should get another chance as captain.
    We still won the series against you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Dravid was a bad captain of India. I remember when he captained India in the 2007 tour to England he didn't do a very good job and India did badly. This was why he resigned not long after and Kumble became captain. I don't think he should get another chance as captain.
    We still won the series against you

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    Dravid holds the world record for being the first (and only) non-wicketkeeper to take 200 catches in Test cricket. As of 27-12-2010, he is way ahead of Mark Waugh (181 catches) and Ricky Ponting (177 catches)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10dulkar View Post
    Dravid was an amazing captain.
    Collingwood won the World T20 and Dravid seemed a poor captain in his time and India's results showed.
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    Dravid beat England.

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    True, If I remember it was during his captaincy India set the record of most consecutive run chases in One day Cricket!!

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    I remember India lost the ODI series. They didn't live up to all the hype. Dravid made poor calls. Remember when he bowled Yuvraj for the last over of the innings at the Oval. He got hit for 5 consecutive sixes.
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    I liked warne as their captain :$

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    I remember India lost the ODI series. They didn't live up to all the hype. Dravid made poor calls. Remember when he bowled Yuvraj for the last over of the innings at the Oval. He got hit for 5 consecutive sixes.
    It was a close series India lost 4-3!!

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    But this is the same England who are supposedly crap at ODI's. They did badly in the world cup yet beat India who would have been excepting better. Dravid failed his country and he's going to do the same to the Royals.
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    dravid is good for test....fails in IPL. just saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmritM View Post
    dravid is good for test....fails in IPL. just saying.
    Dravid recently proved I think in WI series that he can play T-20 as well but yeahh its of course not his type of format for sure. But everyone has to change with time :/

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    ^look whos back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmritM View Post
    ^look whos back!
    Was missing you braahh

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    explains all the damn sneezing.

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