Rahul Dravid to deliver Bradman Oration during Australia tour

Rahul Dravid will deliver the Oration at the Australian War Memorial on December 14 AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Melbourne: Oct 28, 2011

Cricket Australia on Friday announced that Indian batting star Rahul Dravid will deliver this year s Sir Donald Bradman Oration.

Dravid will deliver the Oration at the Australian War Memorial on December 14 following the arrival of the Indian team in Australia.

“The first Oration was delivered by the then Prime Minister, the Hon John Howard AC, in August 2000 and subsequent Orations have been delivered by Michael Parkinson, Richie Benaud, Alan Jones, General Peter Cosgrove, Ricky Ponting, Greg Chappell and, last year in Adelaide, by Sir Tim Rice,” said former Cricket Australia chairman Jack Clarke.

“Having a distinguished player such as Rahul Dravid speak from the background of coming from a nation as passionate about cricket as we are in Australia adds to the Bradman Oration s fine tradition.” Clarke added.