Rahul Dravid was called by Indian media as The Wall and now most of the media also calls him as The Wall. Rahul Dravid is one of the most prolific batsmen of Indian cricket team over the ten years. But giving him the title of ‘The Wall’ is a very big thing. As the title tries to give the impression, it appears the batsman would have been bowled on only few occasions. But Rahul ‘The Wall’ has been bowled on 54 occasions in Test cricket which is a world record as former Australian captain Allan Border has been bowled 53 times in Test cricket. Dravid has also been bowled on 57 occasions in One Day Internationals (ODIs). It is to mention that Dravid has played over 160 Tests and have retired from ODIs after playing 344 ODIs and therefore number of times he got bowled out is fine. But the question is that how a batsman who has been bowled on so many occasions can be called ‘The Wall’. It shows that how Indian media fabricates their players.

MUBASHIR MAHMOOD,

Karachi, January 15.