Everyone in the slips drops catches at times. Interview with Rahul Dravid. Batting legend Rahul Dravid has given a thumbs up to Ravi Shastri and said the current Indian cricket team director has done a terrific job in his role so far. Here in this post I'm sharing the video of Rahul Dravid's interview with TCS CEO - N.Chandrasekaran in their 'TCS Annual Leadership Meet - Glitz 2012'. It is one of the great positives of the T20 and the IPL. You talk sometimes about the game situation, but lots of other times about various other topics, not cricket. You keep hearing talk around the place about what impact the IPL might have, how everyone will only want to play IPL and how it might affect our Test cricket. I enjoyed being part of the process of trying to build a team, trying to be creative, to see how we could get the best out of players, see how we could win and compete with the resources we have. For some it is a different bowler, a unique angle, on a different wicket. These challenges have to be addressed, and it's no point worrying. As for reading the hand, if it is a spinner, like Anil [Kumble] or Harbhajan [Singh], you are reading their hands, you are watching their hands - what they are bowling. If they face early stumbles or hurdles early on in their Test career or in first-class cricket, there might be a few who may choose to stick to T20 because they are better at it and they are making better money from it and they don't want to risk losing that. That's the way it is. And on a wicket that bounced a bit we knew one or two edges might come and we should be in a position to catch them. So, well, if I did go into the dressing room again, I would just tell them that it's their time now, my time has passed. People follow Test cricket, whether it's on television or the internet, in India as much as elsewhere. It's actually very hard to tell if there is such a thing as a right time. I have no doubt that if you play enough Test matches, kids will want to play it. Top bowlers and top bowling attacks keep asking you different questions. I have spoken to people who retire, and specially coaches. First, he couldn't grab a helicopter to beat the Bangalore morning traffic to get to the interview on time. Mark Taylor and Mark Waugh were the best slippers I ever saw - they were incredible. Obviously the period just after the World Cup when we lost, in 2007, was difficult. Do you think that captains can actually lose teams and that at one point you lost the team? That's not going to change. Some of these are challenges that have always been there in the history of our game - whether it is finding good quality fast bowling allrounders or finding opening batsmen, or finding real fast bowlers. The responsibility lies with the ICC and the boards to schedule enough Test matches. But now you don't need to play Test cricket. I saw in those physios and trainers and in Paul, a resource, really good professional people who could help me. How did you figure out which was the best spot for you in the slip cordon? I think while I'll miss the routine and knowing what to strive for, I think I'll enjoy the flexibility of being able to make some choices about things I want to do. Daniel Vettori was extremely consistent; bowled good tight lines. I did say a few things but I don't think I was the guy who gave a lot of speeches. So I did that stint,” Singh told SportsKeeda in an interview. As you get older, the freshness gets lost, the sense of excitement". Paul McGregor / © ESPNcricinfo Ltd. Against fast bowlers, the one that is memorable is catching Ricky Ponting off Ishant Sharma, at third slip in Perth. Growing up, in my Under-15 days I used to be a wicketkeeper and that carried on till I was 17. In the past you had only the cream at the top who were making a good living, but now it's spread a lot more and you have a lot more people who make a very good living. However, the young Indian brigade defeated experienced Australia in their backyard. But I'd like to believe that till I finished my career, I set a pretty high standard of fitness for myself and I didn't let anybody down in terms of the effort I put in in terms of my physical fitness. It went down the leg side, flew to my right and I reacted instinctively and grabbed at it. It was a game I loved and I still loved enjoying playing it. Jatin Malu . Do you watch the bat, the batsman or the bowler's hand? But you knew they did not have the stamina or the fitness to survive till the end of the day. Each one is different, I guess. Rahul Dravid was in an interview recently where he opened up on several topics ranging from relinquishing his captaincy duties to the toughest phase in life. At the moment Gary [Kirsten] is the coach and we get a lot from the left-hander's angle. ... and a guy who has an average of 50 in international cricket has failed a lot more times than he has succeeded,' said by Rahul in one of his interview. In the end, you've just got to catch. What about hand position? And I had never thought about it that way. You could tell that they were emotionally violent but that they would fade. My kids are chuffed and they woke up early in the morning to watch the game. So your response to defeat, failure, success, pressure is better. I would say there are challenges that Indian cricket faces today. I know there are always links between one generation of players and the others; there is always a middle-level of management - players who have been around and are still going to be around for a few years. Maybe behaved out of personality and been confrontational with him? Hopefully these guys will go on challenge that notion, to show us that it is not the case. Just before setting out for his stint with the Rajasthan Royals, Dravid gave his first interview after retiring from international cricket, where he looked back on his career, the way ahead for the Indian team, and taking the hard road to retirement. You set high standards for yourself. Real man of the series - Rahul Dravid. The ball carries. I thought I'd really had a good run and I could have walked away in 2008 and felt pretty comfortable with what I had done and achieved, and I wouldn't have regretted it at all. When I look at it in hindsight, I could have handled it better. Who are the best slip fielders you saw? Cricket 16.2K Dravid Must Apply For NCA Head's Post & Its Unfair . In some ways so you can lose players. The ball bounced off initially but I was able to hold on to it. There is no substitute to taking a lot of a catches as a youngster if you want to do slip catching - you've got to catch, catch, catch. 2:02. In some ways it's like a weaning-off period. Fitness just helps you execute those cricketing skills for longer and more consistently maybe. KL Rahul previously had demonstrated that he is a very flexible and talented batsman. That's what I was saying earlier - one of the advantages of standing in grounds like Perth is that you have distance, and because of the bounce you have a lot of time. Dependable, Rahul Dravid is known for not being one for flashy pomp and show. But to end a career with the IPL? It's going to be a whole new level of thinking, a whole new level of leadership, of thought, that is required. You knew that when he got the ball in the hand, he was going to come at you. I think when you look back at any stage of your career, there are things you could have done differently, and that captaincy period is no different. 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