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Rahul Dravid

Great careers are not shaped by hopes,
No one like him to fill easily the loopholes;
The gladiatorial spark which he spread,
Under Tendulkar's shine it got fade;
Mr. Dravid a classical batsmen's epitome,
His generosity here and there roam;
You will always like him on greenery when India 20/4,
With Steyn,Anderson and Martin fearlessly roar;
His defence never failed either it is hot or cold,
He never had been fierce like Gayle's mould;
The wall with 24,208 bricks and 209 tiles,
Unfolds his journey to Cricket miles by miles;
Cricket is a religion in India and Tendulkar is God,
He might be somewhere in the ministry of lord;
No one can create another Dravid,
It takes 16 years of hard cricket to be so vivid; 
He was most brutally used by captains,
Sometimes wicketkeeping,sometimes opening anything for the emblem;
Numbers,numerals never gave him favour,
Neither he was a great gambler;
Always cheerful to play the superballs over wind breeze,
Creating some of them into symphony whenever on crease;
With Sehwag,Tendulkar and Ganguly he made great partnerships,
But it was something special with Laxman whenever Aussies gave hardships;
The spark of the traditionalism which he gave in modern era,
Spread the flint of 70-80's cricket vierra;
The silent achiever and steady hunter,
The voracious reader and impeccable learner;
The longevity of facing most no. of deliveries glorifies his patience,
Always eager to learn from from senior any lesson;
This is the story of my favourite cricketer,
Rahul Dravid ,my hero,Mr.Cool,Mr.Dependable;
You will be missed by million hearts,
A mode of inspiration for me by creating a legendary benchmark.

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  1. Date: 9/2/2014 8:52:00 AM
    Hi Prateek, thank you for the reply

  1. Date: 8/14/2014 9:41:00 PM
    Prateek, stopping by to read and enjoy your poem once again. :) Congratulations, on having your poem featured on the Poetry Soup's Home Page..... Always & Forever ~LINDA

    Tripathi Avatar Prateek Tripathi
    Date: 8/15/2014 9:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    THANKS TO U LINDA>>>>Plzzz go thru my other poems also....It will be nice of u to have your reviews on those poems
  1. Date: 8/12/2014 9:50:00 AM
    Like this, Tendulkar was simply the best !

  1. Date: 7/30/2014 7:27:00 AM
    Thank you so much for the reply, Prateek, I see how I got the name confused. I got lost thinking the tribute was for you, Prateek. It was a heartfelt and pleasing write, to know where it all originates from.. Thank you for the kind comment... Linda

    Tripathi Avatar Prateek Tripathi
    Date: 7/30/2014 7:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks to u linda,please guide me and be there for every feedback as you being one of the experienced member.I wud like welcome your thoughts on my poems.
  1. Date: 7/29/2014 12:08:00 PM
    Rahul,, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you enjoy the community, as I did when I first join, March 2010. You'll find many friendly poets, who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I want to be the first to invite you on over, to the contest page. I OFFER MY CONTEST, in hopes it inspires you to write another poem. I'm looking forward to following you and your poetry ha-ha a special pair:) here's the link to the contest page. <---~Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@

    Tripathi Avatar Prateek Tripathi
    Date: 7/30/2014 7:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Do read my rest poems firstly on my cousin named Arpit who died at the age of 18 in the last month due to cancer and another poem on my motherland INDIA.I wud like to see ur views in rest poems.
    Tripathi Avatar Prateek Tripathi
    Date: 7/30/2014 7:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Linda My name isnt Rahul,I am Prateek.I have written this poem on my favourite cricketer Rahul Dravid.THANKs FOR ur views and yes we can be special pair, hope so.
  1. Date: 7/29/2014 10:03:00 AM
    I didn't understand your work at all until I got toward the bottom.. Then the light came on.. Great tribute!

    Tripathi Avatar Prateek Tripathi
    Date: 7/30/2014 7:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Sir,for your views .this is the poem on favourite cricket player whom I admired since the age of 3 till now althougth he retired from cricket but still his great fan.Do read my rest poems firstly on my cousin named Arpit who did recently at age of 18 in the last month due to cancer and my another poem for my motherlan INDIA.