Rahul Dravid mimics Sachin Tendulkar

Rahul Dravid is one cricketer who is always proper in every way: politically correct and eschewing from saying or doing anything that will create a buzz. But there was one occasion when he chose to mimic in public none other than Sachin Tendulkar — a moment that went viral on YouTube.

This happened at the Cricket Club of India on November 2012 where Dravid released the book, “Sachin Born to Bat – The journey of cricket’s ultimate centurion.”

Dravid recalled an incident narrated to him by Sanjay Manjrekar. Apparently, the West Zone side lacked quality spinners while playing against South Zone on a turning track. Tendulkar heard Manjrekar and Ravi Shastri’s concern and quickly said, ‘Main dalega‘(I’ll bowl).

When asked by his seniors ‘Kya dalega?’ (What will you bowl?), he replied, ‘Kuch bhi chahiye dalega, off-spin bhi ya leg-spin bhi’ (Whatever is required, I’ll bowl, off-spin or leg-spin).

What was funny about the incident was that the ‘main dalega’ bit was mimicked by Dravid in Tendulkar’s child-like voice, amid huge outburst of laughter of the large gathering.

Harsha Bhogle, who was the host of the event, was quick to enlighten Dravid that his “main dalenga” will be on YouTube within an hour. It took longer than one hour, but the video became a superhit.