Sunday, July 08, 2012

The single biggest reason to strive "doing the bestwe can with what we have"

Cannot resist sharing these 2 paragraphs I just read in Ed Smith's tribute to our Rahul Dravid:
I last bumped into Dravid late last year at a charity dinner at the Sydney Cricket Ground. He was the same as he always has been - warm, self-deprecating, curious about the lives of others. As ever, he made a point of asking about my parents - their health and happiness - although he has never met them. Family and friendship, you sense, are central to his life and his values.

In the q&a that followed his speech, one answer got close to the core of his personality. What motivated him still, after all these years and so many runs? Dravid said that as a schoolboy, he remembered many kids who had at least as much desire to play professional cricket as he did - they attended every camp and net session, no matter what the cost or the difficulty of getting there. But you could tell - from just one ball bowled or one shot played - that they simply didn't have the talent to make it. He knew he was different. "I was given a talent to play cricket," Dravid explained. "I don't know why I was given it. But I was. I owe it to all those who wish it had been them to give of my best, every day."

1 comment:

SL said...

In other words he realised that he had a talent and that if he did not bring it out and enhamce the game, then cricket and the world would suffer.
that is dedication for you - to save the world!