PUMA News Archive

Cheteshwar Pujara

March 2012

  • Find and Replace ~ Contenders for Dravid’s #3 Spot

    Find and Replace ~ Contenders for Dravid’s #3 Spot

    March 19, 2012

    The occasion is around six months away, but the task is such that even that long would not prove to be enough. On a humid September afternoon later this year, when India plays New Zealand in its next test, and when Sehwag swishes his incorrigible blade to get out cheaply as he has notoriously done in the past, Rahul Dravid will walk in... not to anchor the first day’s play and compile India’s innings, but to his kitchen to grab a snack he’s just cooked. It will be that moment, when he’ll be smiling, that we’ll be wondering if his replacement would be able to live up to even half of the greatness the haloed spot has witnessed.