Was Rahul Dravid's career overshadowed by Sachin Tendulkar?

June 28, 2022 | Bandana Adhikari

Both Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid are legends of world cricket. Sachin Tendulkar the master blaster regarded as the greatest batsman of this sport had almost every batting record under his name. While Rahul Dravid Is known for his sound skill and technique and is regarded as the Indian team's saviour in difficult and tough conditions.

Impact of Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid

Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run-scorer in test cricket whereas Dravid is fourth on the list. But when Impact is considered, Rahul Dravid has a slightly better impact than Sachin in Test matches India won.

Rahul Dravid averages 65 while SRT averages 61 in the test India won. Dravid also outclass Sachin in overseas performance, batting at number 3, Rahul Dravid soaked the pressure most of the time. He rescued India again and again with his sturdy and defiant knock. 

Also if talking about the Wins in SENA, Dravid here too outperform SRT. Dravid is India's top scorer in SENA wins with 731 runs with an average of 73.10 while SRT was second on the list with 644 runs averaging around 54. Sachin has just 1 man of the match in the overseas win while Dravid has a few more. 

Sachin Tendulkar is considered a god of cricket while Dravid fought his weakness to become a legend. 

The Conclusion

Rahul Dravid defeated Sachin Tendulkar in a poll created by wisdon cricket for a better Indian test batsman. Dravid outclasses Sachin with 52-48% of the votes. Considering the test stats of the two legends, one can say The wall was overshadowed by the sheer talent and brilliance of Sachin Tendulkar who already gained popularity when Dravid enters.

But when it comes to ODI, Dravid never hold the key moment and was way behind the masterclass who gained the fame and records in both formats of the cricket. Dravid was dropped from ODI but he later made a comeback and became the only second Indian batsman to go past 10000 runs in both formats, SRT was the first to do. In Limited over cricket, Sachin holds the Indian team and Dravid was nowhere near to him in stats and records. Dravid most of the time played second fiddle in ODI either to SRT, Sehwag or Saurav Ganguly.

What do you think, was the wall Rahul Dravid overshadowed by Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar?

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