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What’s better than a Monk?

by Gaurav Sethi

An Old Monk.

It started with an article on Rahul Dravid in TOI.

Gist was Dravid’s monk-like demeanour the day before the test match.

Appears he was serenading the pitch barefoot and playing propah cricketing shots without a cricket bat.

Good only, as when he used his bat, it didn’t quite come off, did it?

Somewhere between all that divinity, Dravid was stamped with another name.

The Monk.

I liked the nonchalant way in which this moniker had been dropped -

It was as if Dravid had always been the Monk, almost like a good, old shoe.

This really got me thinking, what better than a Monk, monsieur?

What better than an Old Monk.

Steeped in many centuries of obsessive, unyielding headiness.

Rahul Dravid, the Old Monk.

Was he any younger wouldn’t have been bowled like that today.


straight point said...

he played like an old monk today...

relaxed, smooth, calm and warm...

Gaurav Sethi said...

Old monk on the rocks or with coke or with warm water

btw here IOB's take on RD's dismissal at cricinfo

Anonymous said...

SP, if the innings had you almost gushing, must have been damn good! Pity I missed it, missed Dravid missed that delivery too.

NC, thanks for that link - was a good read.

Gaurav Sethi said...

VM, yr rd-monk talk got me thinking too.